Common – Annual migrant from Papua New Guinea.
Bright green and rufous. Hawks insects. Rufous wings in flight. Black bill. Red eye. Black eye-stripe, edged blue. Rufous crown. Black band on yellow throat. Back light green, rump blue. Black tail; extended thin central feathers. Female: Some plumaged like males. Shorter tail, blue centre. Broader throat-band, blue below. Size: 22-25cm including streamers. Juvenile: Throat band absent or dusky. Lacks streamers. Voice: Melodious trilling ‘prrrt-prrrt’ in flight. Habitat: Open country, most vegetation types, sand dunes, banks.
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||Simpson & Day 7th Ed.|