The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher
The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher (Terspsiphone corvina) known locally as “Vev” is endemic to Seychelles. It is listed as a critically endangered bird species by the World Conservation Union (UCN)
and Bird Life International.
The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher used to live on a number of inner granitic islands, including Praslin, Aride, Felicite, Marianne and La Digue. Today, the only remaining viable population of less than 300 birds, is on La Digue Island. However, a small population of about 30 birds exists on Denis Island following its translocation from La Digue.
The male is black and has two long central tail feathers (up to 30 cm long) and a blue eye ring and bill, while the female has a black head, creamy white and chestnut under-parts and tail.
The Flycatcher can be found mostly in native broad-leaved forest of Badamier or Indian Almond (Terminalia catapa) and Takamaka (callophyllum inophyllum) trees in La Digue Island’s western plateau which includes the La Veuve Special Reserve.
The “La Digue Society for Protection of Seychelles Flycatcher” has been formed and registered as a Non-Governmental Organization to protect, preserve and promote the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher on La Digue and other islands in Seychelles. The Society will be most grateful for any donations towards this noble cause.
The following members of the Society may be contacted: Mr. Antoine de Comarmond: Telephone (248) 2784710 Email or Miss Josianna Rose: Telephone (248) 2783114 Email email@example.com.