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Photo by zykoay
Gunung Ulu Kali, Pahang State, Malaysia, April 2013
Ficedula hyperythra


12cm. Round head, ash blue above, deep orange throat and chest, white lower belly, white stripe above the front of the eye, black bill, grey pink legs. Females are brown, yellow brown face, with a buff eye stripe.


Photo by zykoay
Gunung Ulu Kali, Pahang State, Malaysia, April 2013

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


13 subspecies recognized:

Bundok Flycatcher was formerly included in this species.


Juvenile. Photo © by THE_FERN. Lake Tambing, Lore Lindu Indonesia, July 2023

Moist lowland forests and montanes.


The diet includes insects, spiders, earthworms, and berries.

Both sexes build a cup or oval shape nest with a side entrance, of moss, plant fibre and feathers, which is placed in a hole of a tree trunk. 2-4 eggs are laid and both sexes incubate the eggs and feed the young.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2016. IOC World Bird Names (version 6.1). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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