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Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher

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MalePhoto © by jonlowes Taman Negara, Malaysia, March 2013
Photo © by jonlowes
Taman Negara, Malaysia, March 2013

Alternative names: Blue-throated Blue-Flycatcher; Blue-throated Flycatcher

Cyornis rubeculoides


[edit] Identification

14–15 cm (5½-6 in)

  • Dark blue upperparts and neck sides
  • Orange throat and upper breast
  • White belly

[edit] Distribution

FemalePhoto © by James Williams  Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, Southern India, December 2006
Photo © by James Williams
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, Southern India, December 2006

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. r. rubeculoides:
  • C. r. dialilaemus:
  • C. r. rogersi:
  • Myanmar (Arakan Yoma and lower Chindwin River area)

Formerly considered conspecific with Chinese Blue Flycatcher.Also the subspecies klossi of Hainan Blue Flycatcher was formerly included in this species.

[edit] Habitat

Dense undergrowth and ravines in wooded areas.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of flies, cicadas and larvae, but is not too well documented.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a neat cup nest from moss, ferns and grass. They raise a single brood each year.

[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. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)
  4. BF Member observations

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