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Black-and-orange Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Black-and-rufous Flycatcher

Adult male
Photo by svenky1962
Ooty, Nilgiris, South India, March 2006
Ficedula nigrorufa


11–13 cm (4¼-5 in)

  • Black head and face
  • Orangy-rufous upperparts and tail
  • Bluish-black wings
  • Orange underparts


Asia: endemic to the Western Ghats in south-western India (western Maharashtra south to Kerala).


Photo by shreeram
Munnar, Kerala, India, April 2011

This is a monotypic species[1].


Found in the undergrowth of evergreen hill forests and bamboo.



There is limited information available about what they eat, but small insects, larvae and spiders are known to be included in their diet.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BF Member observations
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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