Restless Flycatcher Myiagra inquieta
Restless Flycatcher, Menindee, NSW, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Menindee, NSW, Australia
March 2006

The Restless Flycatcher is distributed in most of Queensland except the far north and far west, New South Wales, Victoria, the south of South Australia and the south-west of Western Australia. It is found in open forest and woodland as well as near river red gums and scrublands.

Restless Flycatcher, Menindee, NSW, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image It is glossy blue-black above and white below from the throat downwards. There is often a yellowish tinge across the breast as in this bird.

One of its calls is a grinding sound which it makes while hovering a metre or so above the ground. The sound seems to disturb its insect prey and, after falling silent, it pounces on its prey which it then takes to a nearby perch to consume.

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