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Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra   - Female
Kashmir Flycatcher
Photographer : © Pathmanath Samaraweera
Location :NE of Rassagala, on the appraoch estate road to the Peak Wilderness, Sri Lanka
Date : 17 October 2010
English synonyms:Indian Red-breasted Flycatcher, Kashmir Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Himalayan Flycatcher
Bird Family :Muscicapini - Old World Flycatchers & Niltavas
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :From a distance it can be mistaken for an Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica until the black and white tail is seen. Close observation also shows an orange wash on the breast. The bird frequented low branches as well as the rocks of the retention wall by the road. - PS