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Photo © by the late Laurence Poh
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Ficedula westermanni


Photo © by julienl
Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia, May 2018

10–11 cm (4-4¼ in)

Female: brownish upperparts, whitish underparts


Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, Bhutan
South-east Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Island of Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, Bali



Immature male, probably subspecies westermanni
Photo © by wondersf2010
Brinchang, Malaysia, May 2009

There are 8 subspecies[1]:


They breed in broadleaf deciduous and evergreen forests at heights between 1200 m and 3000 m in the Himalayas.



Although not well known, their diet consists of small invertebrates and larvae, mostly flies, beetles and weevils.


Immature female, probably subspecies westermanni
Photo © by wondersf2010
Brinchang, Malaysia, May 2009

Their cup-shaped nest is constructed from moss, plant fibres, rootlets anddry sedges. It is built by both the adults.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2018)

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