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Marquesan Fly-Catcher Juvenile in Mohotani Forest

This is juvenile marquesan fly-catcher, the first one I ever manage to see on Mohotani Island (uninhabited island). There is only 1 population in the world, on Mohotani. When the bird is less than 3 years old, it is cinammon coloured. If it a male, after 3 years, the feathers will turn entirely black. If it is a female, the back and the wings will turn black, while the stomach/chest becomes white. This is the only fly-catcher in French Polynesia that has a colour difference between the females and the males (the other 3 species also change colour from orange-cinammon colour to dark feathers after 3 years).

TAGS: Bird, Conservation, French Polynesia

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Taravao, French Polynesia
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© Adara Tehani Withers.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 4, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Focal Length: 67.9mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
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