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Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike

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Hemipus hirundinaceus
Photo by mehdhalaouate Location:  Cibodas, West Java, October 2005
Photo by mehdhalaouate
Location: Cibodas, West Java, October 2005

Contents

Identification

15cm

  • Black upperparts
  • Whitish underparts and rump

Distribution

South-east Asia: found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Bali and adjacent islands.

Taxonomy

JuvenilePhoto by 996spsSepilok, Sabah, Malaysia, May 2009
Juvenile
Photo by 996sps
Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia, May 2009

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Moist lowland forests to 1,100m, freshwater swamp forest, mangroves and deep jungle.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects.

Breeding

The cone shaped nest is made from lichens and spider webs. The clutch consists of 2 eggs. The young are fed by both adults.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Answers.com
  3. BF Member observations

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