• Yusuke N.

ニシオジロビタキ / Red-breasted Flycatcher

I went to look for a Red-breasted Flycatcher, which was said to be visiting a certain area.

I must have walked around for an hour or two. Finally, it appeared in a corner of an open park.


It was easy to photograph because it was not afraid of people and liked to be near the tips of branches.

I was able to enjoy the scene as much as I could with the seven or so people who had gathered there.

ニシオジロビタキ / Red-breasted Flycatcher
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Staring at a winged insect?

I guess they like flying insects because they are flycatchers, but unfortunately I could not see them feeding on them. Also, they have winter wings, so they have no red breast. This is a graceful appearance, if so.

ニシオジロビタキ / Red-breasted Flycatcher

The pinned tail feathers are distinctive.

ニシオジロビタキ / Red-breasted Flycatcher

ニシオジロビタキ / Red-breasted Flycatcher

ニシオジロビタキ / Red-breasted Flycatcher

I was able to get a very close-up shot of the Japanese White-eye.

メジロ / Japanese White-eye
メジロ / Japanese White-eye

Nearby was a pine forest, and there were many Large-billed Crows.

I think it must have been a juvenile bird, because its face looks like a child's.

ハシブトガラス / Large-billed Crow
ハシブトガラス / Large-billed Crow


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