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Cyanoptila cumatilis


16–17 cm (6-6¾ in) Male resembles Blue-and-white Flycatcher but has less dark or more bluish head-sides, throat and breast. Female and first-winter male cannot be distinguished from Blue-and-white Flycatcher.


Breeds in central China (Shaanxi east to Beijing, and south to northwest Hubei); wintering range very poorly known, but recorded south to Malaysia


This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly included in Blue-and-white Flycatcher.


Lowland and sub-montane forests; wooded slopes.



Their diet consists of beetles, moths, bees, larvae and other small invertebrates.




  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. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. Birdforum thread discussing taxonomy of this species
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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