A perched male

A perched male
Species: Ultramarine Flycatcher   Ficedula superciliaris
Subspecies: aestigma
Author: Paul van Giersbergen
Friday, April 10, 2015
Added to IBC: 13 Oct 2015 - 10:06
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Altitude (m): 
2797 meters


Submitted by Steve Pryor on
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Paul, this is a race aestigma in spite of the visible (though reduced) supercilium. The range interface between the two races is somewhere in western Nepal, and the gradual disappearance of the supercilium going eastward seems to be clinal.  It lacks entirely in Assam.

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Paul van Giersbergen, IBC1102046. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1102046.

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Paul van Giersbergen, IBC1102046. Photo of Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris at Hilley, India. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1102046.

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