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Photo by Jason Tan
Location: Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia
Cyornis unicolor


Male: recalls Verditer Flycatcher but duller wings, brighter tail fringes, longer bill, paler and greyer belly and vent. Undertail coverts have pale tips in low contrast to grey-brown bases.

Female: Grey tinged crown/nape, rufous uppertail coverts/tail, brownish grey underparts, whiter belly centre.


Resident North and North-eastern Indian subcontinent, south-western and southern China, Greater Sundas, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.


There are 3 subspecies




  1. Birdforum thread discussing id of Verditer vs Pale Blue Flycatcher

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