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Grey-streaked & Asian Brown Flycatcher? Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (1 Viewer)


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Location: Lowland secondary forest, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Date: Nov-Dec 2022

As because recently I've encountered in same spot of possible different species of flycatcher, I would like to double confirm incase I got it wrong. I can see some differences like clear white eye-ring, one bill more pointed, one tail longer. It is unfortunate no front shot for both birds.

Appreciate for any help. Thanks.

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I have concluded Pic #3 is Asian Brown. large-eyed appearance, bright white eyering.

Currently still unsure for bird Pic #1, #2.
1-2 is either Grey-streaked or Dark-sided but this is less straightforward in the absence of frontal views. Compared to DS, extensively dark bill looks too long and heavy, the pale loral patch is rather clean and eyeing rather poorly defined. The uniformly whitish underparts are extensively streaked, the streaks, if a little on the weak side, seem well-defined versus smudgy in DS and the undertail coverts are apparently unmarked. Structurally, it has a very long primary projection, tips seemingly extending beyond the undertail coverts. Conclusion therefore, a rather poorly marked 1cy Grey-streaked.

3. Is an Asian Brown.

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