Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher/Ceylon orange breasted blue flycatcher (Niltava tickelliae jerdoni)
breeding resident of forests and heavily shaded habitats of home gardens and
cultivations of all climatic zones of the island. Frequently
found along streams and it is very active especially toward dusk.
It is not much shy and usually flits among the
undergrowth in search of its prey which mainly consists of small flying insects, often
captured on the wing.