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Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Ssp. calochrysea
Photo © by Rajiv Lather
Mussoorie Hills, India, June 2006
Culicicapa ceylonensis

Identification

12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Grey head, nape and upper breast

Distribution

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Singapore, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sundas and Bali. Pakistan, central India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. calochrysea:
  • C. c. ceylonensis:
  • C. c. antioxantha:
  • C. c. sejuncta:
  • C. c. connectens:
  • Sumba (westerm Lesser Sundas)

Habitat

Dry broad-leafed forests, both primary and secondary. They are particularly partial to wooded ravines and gorges.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of flying insects such as flies, mosquitoes, gnats and moths; also beetles and wasps.

Vocalisation

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Recording by Andrew Whitehouse / Ssp. ceylonensis
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, July 2010.
Two summer song files of Ssp.calochrysea below :

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Another longer song file

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Both recordings by Alok Tewari
Sat Tal Forest, Alt. 5500 ft., Uttarakhand Himalayas, India, April-2017.

References

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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