Bruny Island Birdlife - Satin Flycatcher

 

Bruny Island is home to abundant birdlife, including all 12 species endemic to Tasmania. Some are critically endangered, such as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, the Swift Parrot, and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. All 12 endemic species are protected under Tasmania's Nature Conservation Act 2002.

Bruny Island is a popular place for bird watching, and has been named in the top 10 bird watching sites in Australia by Australian Birdlife magazine.

Watch out for the next Bruny Island Bird Festival, (date TBA).

Photos from award winning photographer Rod Hartvigsen of Murranji Photography

 

Satin Flycatcher

The Satin Flycatcher (Myiagra cyanoleuca) is a small and very active bird that can be found on the east coast of Australia and also Indonesia and New Guinea.

Habitat

Satin Flycatchers live in dense forest areas, preferring temperate to tropical forests but not rainforests.

Behaviour

Satin Flycatchers are migratory birds, moving north for the winter, and returning south in spring to breed. They feed primarily on insects.

Conservation

The Satin Flycatcher is not endangered.