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Photo by robby thai
Doi Phu Hom Pok NP, Thailand, December 2017
Ficedula erithacus

Ficedula sordida



China, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, and Thailand.


Female (the first record for Hong Kong)
Photo by AC07
Hong Kong, February 2008

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly named Ficedula hodgsonii but this creates confusion with Pygmy Flycatcher which is now also placed in the genus Ficedula. Has also been named Ficedula sordida; however, the older name Ficedula erithacus is now considered valid.


Moist lowland forests and montanes.



  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/

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