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Verditer Flycatcher

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Alternative names: Asian or Indian Verditer Flycatcher

Male : Ssp. thalassoidesPhoto © by makusGenting, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2006
Male : Ssp. thalassoides
Photo © by makus
Genting, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2006
Eumyias thalassinus


[edit] Identification

15–17 cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Bright blue body
  • Black lores and eye patches (lacking in the female)
  • Undertail coverts have pale tip in contrast to blue bases

[edit] Distribution

From Northern Pakistan over India, the Himalayas to Southern China, Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Female : Ssp. thalassoidesPhoto © by Dr Manjeet SinghFraser's Hill, Malaysia, February 2007
Female : Ssp. thalassoides
Photo © by Dr Manjeet Singh
Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, February 2007

[edit] Taxonomy

This species was previously (erroneously) designated Eumyias thalassina.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. t. thalassinus:
  • E. t. thalassoides:

[edit] Habitat

Broadleaved evergreen and montane rainforests up to a height of 2565m. Any well-wooded area.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is little information; they appear to eat small invertebrates and ripe berries.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Birdforum thread discussing id of Verditer vs Pale Blue Flycatcher

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