Flycatcher ID help

Subject: Flycatcher ID help
From: Graeme Chapman <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:45:58 +1100
Hello  Joseph and others,

Thank you Chris for pointing out my error - a senior moment - as the pics on my 
website clearly show, the white (or partially white, HANZAB) tail feathers are 
the outer ones in female and young Broad-billed.

I don't think there's much doubt about it being a young bird - the gape is 
heavily tumoured. The rectrices appear pointed as well.

Picture #1 gives me the impression that the rectrices are of even length - 
there is a suggestion of white at the outer tips in both pics # 1 and #2 but I 
would expect to see more white in a young Broad-billed.

So there is a possibility that it could be a Broad-billed but one thing is 
clear, we'll never know for sure because the pictures are not good enough to be 

Graeme Chapman
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