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Indigo Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by darwin1601
Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, October 2018
Eumyias indigo


Photo © by Karim Madoya
Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia, August 2007

14 cm (5½ in)

  • Black mask
  • Pale blue upper forehead
  • Blue head, breast and upperparts
  • White lower belly
  • Buffish vent


Endemic to Southeast Asia: found in Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • E. i. ruficrissa:
  • E. i. indigo:
  • High montane forests of Java
  • E. i. cerviniventris:
  • High montane forests of Borneo


Montane primary and moss forests, generally between 900 and 3000 m.



Their main diet consists of small invertebrates such as beetles; also fruit and some vegetable matter.


Their small cup nest is constructed from moss, grass and rootlets.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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