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Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Male : Subspecies strophiata
Photo by bambuza
Chiangmai, Thailand , December 2009
Ficedula strophiata


13–14·5 cm (5-5¾ in)

  • Greyish overall plumage
  • White band across forehead and over eyes
  • Rufous breast patch
  • White patches at base of tail


Female : Subspecies strophiata
Photo by china guy
Wuyipeng, Wolong, China

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Eastern and western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • F. s. strophiata:
  • F. s. fuscogularis:


They can be found in a variety of habitat types, dense and open conifer and broad-leafed forest; also thick secondary scrub.



There is little information published, except that small invertebrates are included in the diet. They forage in the undergrowth, alone or in pairs.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)

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