- Cyornis tickelliae
14–15 cm (5½-6 in)
- Bright blue upperparts
- Red throat and breast
- White underparts
- Less red on the breast
- Scaly brown upperparts, head and breast
- Blue wings and tail
Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra
There are 5 subspecies recognised by Clements:
- C. t. tickelliae:
- C. t. jerdoni:
- C. t. sumatrensis:
- C. t. indochina:
- C. t. lamprus:
- Anambas Islands (South China Sea)
Open dry forest, deciduous woods, scrub, coffee plantations, bamboo and gardens.
There is not a lot of information, but they are known to eat invertebrates and larvae.
They are territorial and nest in a tree hole or amongst rocks. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs.
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Tickell's Blue Flycatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Tickell%27s_Blue_Flycatcher