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Photo © by cskhaw
Cameron highland, Malaysia, September 2004
Myiomela leucura

Cinclidium leucurum


17–19 cm (6¾-7½ in)

  • Blue black
  • Cobalt blue forehead and shoulder patch
  • White patches in tail
  • Black bill and iris

Female: brown; thin white throat band


Photo © by paux
Nonggang, Guangxi, China, October 2018

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • M. l. leucura:
  • M. l. cambodiana:
  • Southern Cambodia (Chaine de l'Éléphant)
  • M. l. montium:

Placed in genus Cinclidium by Clements.


Dense undergrowth of moist evergreen broadleaf montain rainforest in middle-high elevations; near running water.


A very restive forest bird.


The diet includes insects and berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Birding in Taiwan#
  4. BF Member observations

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