• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo by svenky1962
Nandi Hills, Bangalore, June 2006
Cyornis tickelliae

Identification

14–15 cm (5½-6 in)
Male:

  • Bright blue upperparts
  • Red throat and breast
  • White underparts

Female:

  • Duller
  • Less red on the breast

Juvenile:

  • Scaly brown upperparts, head and breast
  • Blue wings and tail

Distribution

Female
Photo by James Williams
Coorg, Karnataka, Southern India, May 2005

Asia: Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

Taxonomy

Indochinese Blue Flycatcher was split from Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1].

  • C. t. tickelliae:
  • C. t. jerdoni:

Habitat

Open dry forest, deciduous woods, scrub, coffee plantations, bamboo and gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

There is not a lot of information, but they are known to eat invertebrates and larvae.

Breeding

They are territorial and nest in a tree hole or amongst rocks. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)
  4. Wikipedia
  5. BF Member observations

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.

Top