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Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata sarudnyi  
Spotted Flycatcher
Photographer : © Vishwatej Pawar
Location :Aundh, Pune City, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Date : 13 December 2015
English synonyms:Brown-streaked Flycatcher, European Spotted Flycatcher
Bird Family :Muscicapini - Old World Flycatchers & Niltavas
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Habitat - A Sacred Fig Tree Ficus religiosa in a wooded area with residential and commercial buildings all around.

A single individual Spotted Flycatcher was seen on a Sacred Fig Tree. Other birds seen on the tree - Ultramarine Flycatcher, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Indian Golden Oriole, White-spotted Fantail, Taiga Flycatcher, Indian Grey Hornbill, Asian Koel, Oriental White-eye, etc. This Spotted Flycatcher was first spotted by Mr. Raghunath Iyer who was very generous to open up his office on a Sunday for us to see and shoot the bird at an eye-level. The Spotted Flycatcher was probably not properly recorded in Maharashtra before this. - VP