Alternative names: Blue-throated Blue-Flycatcher; Blue-throated Flycatcher
- Cyornis rubeculoides
14–15 cm (5½-6 in)
- Dark blue upperparts and neck sides
- Orange throat and upper breast
- White belly
There are 3 subspecies:
- C. r. rubeculoides:
- C. r. dialilaemus:
- C. r. rogersi:
- Myanmar (Arakan Yoma and lower Chindwin River area)
Dense undergrowth and ravines in wooded areas.
Their main diet consists of flies, cicadas and larvae, but is not too well documented.
They construct a neat cup nest from moss, ferns and grass. They raise a single brood each year.
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- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 2 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Blue-throated_Blue_Flycatcher