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Yellow-rumped Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Korean Flycatcher

Photo by Micky
Happy Island, China, May 2004
Ficedula zanthopygia


13 to 13.5cm (5-5¼ in)

  • Black upper parts
  • White supercilium
  • White wing patch
  • Narrow white streak on inner secondaries
  • Yellow rump
  • Bright yellow underparts
  • White under-tailcoverts
Photo © by the late Dr Manjeet Singh
Pondamaran-jaya, Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, October 2005


  • Olive brown upperparts
  • Yellow rump
  • Thin wingbar
  • Narrow pale streak on inner secondaries
  • Yellowish-buff underparts
  • Olive-brown scalings on throat and breast
  • White orbital ring
  • Pale lores

Similar Species

Similar only to the Narcissus Flycatcher.


Male showing rear view
Photo by mohbhorn
Buddha's Sphere, Thailand, September 2009

Breeds in the mountains of north-eastern Asia.
Winters in south-eastern Asia and Greater Sundas.

May also winter in central and southern India.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Broad-leafed forests, forest edges, scrub, plantations and wooded areas.


Solitary, frequents the lower storey but will also feed in the canopy. Often quiet and unobtrusive.


Their diet consists of small invertebrates, fruit and berries.


The nest is placed in a tree hole or on a branch; it is cup-shaped and formed from moss, grass and plant fibres.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

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