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Verditer Flycatcher

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Alternative names: Asian or Indian Verditer Flycatcher

Male : Ssp. thalassoidesPhoto by makusGenting, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2006
Male : Ssp. thalassoides
Photo by makus
Genting, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2006
Eumyias thalassinus

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[edit] Identification

15–17 cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Bright blue body
  • Black lores and eye patches (lacking in the female)
  • Undertail coverts have pale tip in contrast to blue bases

[edit] Distribution

From Northern Pakistan over India, the Himalayas to Southern China, Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Female : Ssp. thalassoidesPhoto by Dr Manjeet SinghFraser's Hill, Malaysia, February 2007
Female : Ssp. thalassoides
Photo by Dr Manjeet Singh
Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, February 2007

[edit] Taxonomy

This species was previously (erroneously) designated Eumyias thalassina.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. t. thalassinus:
  • E. t. thalassoides:

[edit] Habitat

Broadleaved evergreen and montane rainforests up to a height of 2565m. Any well-wooded area.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is little information; they appear to eat small invertebrates and ripe berries.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Birdforum thread discussing id of Verditer vs Pale Blue Flycatcher

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