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Disambiguation: the former subspecies camarinensis is now recognized as a full species, Rufous-breasted Blue Flycatcher.

Photo © by Rob Hutchinson
Hamut Camp, Luzon, Philippines, February 2007

Alternative name: Blue-breasted Flycatcher

Cyornis herioti


15 cm (6 in)

  • Dark blue upperparts, including median and greater upperwing-coverts and tail


Asia: Found only in the northern Philippines (mountains of northern and central Luzon).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Primary and logged forests between 100 and 1200 m.



Their diet consists mostly of small invertebrates. They forage alone or in pairs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Kirwan, G. M., P. Clement, P. C. Rasmussen, J. del Hoyo, N. Collar, E. de Juana, and D. A. Christie (2022). Blue-breasted Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis herioti), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bubfly1.01

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