Family Vangas (Vangidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-winged Philentoma (Philentoma pyrhoptera)


Taxonomy

French: Philentome à ailes rousses German: Rostflügelvanga Spanish: Filentoma alicastaño
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa pyrhoptera

Temminck

, 1836,

Borneo

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Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • P. p. pyrhoptera (Temminck, 1836) – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and offshore islands.
  • P. p. dubia E. J. O. Hartert, 1894 – Natuna Is.
  • Descriptive notes

    16–17 cm. Medium-sized to large, stocky flycatcher. Male nominate race of typical morph has dull blue head and upperparts to back, median upperwing-coverts, and... read more

    Voice

    Song a clear disyllabic whistle, “tu-tuuuuu”, second syllable slightly lower than first... read more

    Habitat

    Lowland and hill evergreen forests, particularly mixed dipterocarp forests, also peatswamp-forest,... read more

    Food and feeding

    Diet not well known; presumably small invertebrates, including flies (Diptera) and small wasps (Hymenoptera). Alone or in pairs. Forages in... read more

    Breeding

    Season Feb–Sept. One nest in Peninsular Malaysia was a small cup held together by spiders’ webs, and placed in fork of thin... read more

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Fairly common or locally common. Common in Borneo. Blue morph is scarce. Range formerly (until 1950) extended to Singapore. In study of population... read more

    Recommended citation

    Clement, P. (2017). Rufous-winged Philentoma (Philentoma pyrhoptera). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/59279 on 26 September 2017).