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Sula Jungle Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Henna-tailed Jungle Flycatcher

Cyornis colonus


14 cm (5½ in)

  • Olive-brown overall plumage
  • Whitish throat
  • Rufous tail


Endemic to the Sula Islands (Taliabu, Seho, Mangole and Sanana). South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas: Sulawesi.


Formerly placed in genus Rhinomyias.

Banggai Jungle Flycatcher and Sula Jungle Flycatcher were formerly together as one species, Henna-tailed Jungle Flycatcher but these are deeply divergent (both phenotypically and vocally: reference [4]).


This is a monotypic species [1].


On the whole they can be found in undisturbed lowland primary, secondary and degraded forests.



It is presumed their diet consists of invertebrates. They forage alone, in pairs and small groups.


  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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)
  4. Eaton, JA, B van Balen, NW Brickle, FE Rheindt 2021. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago (Greater Sundas and Wallacea), Second Edition. Lynx Editions. ISBN978-84-16728-44-2

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