The return of Indian paradise flycatchers in east China

It's breeding time for Indian paradise flycatchers again. Many of them have returned to the forests in Jixi County, east China's Anhui Province, which is known as the home of the beautiful bird. 

The male bird has long central tail feathers while the female is short-tailed. The bird is quite shy and often seen alone or in pairs.

From May to July, the couple will build nests, incubate eggs and bring up fledglings. During the breeding season, the Indian paradise flycatcher is especially aggressive and will drive away any birds that step into its territory.

(Cover image via VCG)

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