Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

The length of the males is about 20 cm. In addition there are two long black central tail feathers which can reach a length of 30 cm. The females can reach a length between 16 and 18 cm . The males are entirely glossy black with a deep blue sheen. The upperparts of the females including wings and tail are reddish brown. The underparts are pale cream white. Facial skin, bill, and legs are blue.

The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher Project is a multi-partner undertaking funded by the Darwin Initiative and supported by partners including Nature Seychelles, the University of Kent, the La Digue Development Board, Denis Island and the DoE. Posted by GIF at 9:57 PM Labels: Rachel Bristol, Seychelles paradise flycatcher, Terpsiphone corvina 3 comments: Micah said... This is a great post.. Very informative... More

establish a Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher population on Denis Island had borne fruit with the hatching of two chicks. No chick had fledged successfully outside La Digue Island, Seychelles for over 60 years. We also told you how this news had created considerable excitement as the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher is listed as Critically Endangered and this effort is geared towards improving that status. We have now heard that a third flycatcher nestling hatched. More

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The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher lives mainly in tall forest trees and feeds on spiders and flying insects which they pick directly from the leaves or catch in the air. It is a small black bird and the male is normally rather glossy with a long tail whereas the female has a short tail. They lay one egg at a time in small cub shaped nests made from coconut fibres, spider webs and casuarinas. The nests hang from small twigs on trees. More

Male Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (©Jeff Watson)Out of necessity, Seychelles has become a leader in rescuing critically endangered bird species from extinction on single islands by establishing additional populations on several secure islands. The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher is Seychelles last IUCN Red-listed critically endangered bird species with a single small population found within a 160ha range on La Digue Island. The population appears to be at carrying capacity in a shrinking habitat threatened by the increasing demands of development. More

TRANSLOCATION SUCCESS: SEYCHELLES PARADISE FLYCATCHERS TAKE TO DENIS PDF Print E-mail Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:47 The translocation of 23 Seychelles Paradise flycatcher (Vev) birds from La Digue to Denis Island late last year has already yielded its first success. Two nests have been located in which eggs are already being incubated by the parents. More

The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Jason Houston) The beautiful beaches of La Digue where the Flycatcher currently resides. (Jason Houston) Rare's Pride program promoted the Flycatcher throughout the community, influencing the public and leading the way for a needed translocation project to proceed. More

The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina or "vev" in Creole) is the symbol of La Digue, one granitic islands of Seychelles. Apart from a few birds on neighbouring Praslin, all the the world's population of about seventy-five examples are found there. The all-black plumage of the male bird gives it the local name, meaning "widow". In bright sunlight, it has a deep blue sheen, but it is the long tail streamers which make it quite unmistakable. More

The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone corvine is one of the world’s most threatened birds and, as its name suggests, it is only found in the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Like many birds that’s populations are restricted to only a few small islands it is now highly threatened by habitat loss as a result of human activity. More

The critically endangered Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher was once found on at least five islands in the Seychelles. Today, all of the remaining birds live on one island of La Digue, putting the species at an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Creation of additional island populations is therefore considered crucial in improving its conservation status. In 2006, a project began to translocate a viable population of birds to another, restored island in the Seychelles. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Monarchidae
Genus : Terpsiphone
Species : corvina
Authority : (Newton, 1867)