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

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

Cyornis rubeculoides

Identification

14–15 cm (5½-6 in)
Male

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

Distribution

Female
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

Taxonomy

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.

Habitat

Dense undergrowth and ravines in wooded areas.

Behaviour

Diet

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

Breeding

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

Gallery

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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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)
  4. BF Member observations

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