Restless Flycatcher
Profile, with blue sheen
Restless Flycatcher
Attacking a Brown Falcon
Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Monarch Flycatcher (Monarchidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Restless Flycatcher (Myiagra inquieta)
This Photo:     Buff breast feathers
Other name: Scissor grinder

Thank you Stephen Fricker & Antoni Camozzato for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
You'd think this was related to the Willie Wagtail. Very similar on first sighting. But they have a white throat, compared to the Willies black throat.
From the front they also look like a White-winged Triller. But the Triller has white patches on it's wings compared with the solid blue/black of the Flycatcher.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-May-2012
This species is protected and classed as RA (Rare) under the National Parks & Wildlife, SA, Protection Act