Leaden Flycatcher

(Myiagra rubecula)
Christina Port

Best Times/ Seasons

Spring to summer months.


The Leaden Flycatcher is found in tall and medium open forests, mainly in coastal areas, preferring drier habitats.


The Leaden Flycatcher feeds on insects caught while on the wing or gleaned from foliage. They feed in the mid-canopy, darting from tree to tree in pairs or alone.

Other Information

The Leaden Flycatcher has small rictal bristles around their bills. These are modified feathers that act as sensors to help the bird capture flying insects.


Last updated : Thu 27 Jun 2019