An adult male

An adult male
Species: Rufous-vented Flycatcher   Eumyias ruficrissa
Subspecies: cerviniventris
Author: LMArce
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Added to IBC: 15 Aug 2014 - 19:52
Your rating: None
Average: 3.7 (6 votes)
All Rights Reserved
Altitude (m): 
1812 meters


Submitted by Carlos N. G. Bocos on
Carlos N. G. Bocos's picture

Why not Rufous-vented Flycatcher? Bill looks thin and light, it has got a very obvious black mask and the bird seems to be a bit too small for Cyornis

Submitted by LMArce on
LMArce's picture

The bird lacks completely the rufous colour at the undertail-coverts. White-tailed Flycatcher has an obvious black mask as well. About bill, take into consideration the angle from which the picture was taken. Let me check for some more pictures, just in case.

Submitted by Carlos N. G. Bocos on
Carlos N. G. Bocos's picture

Many individuals not show or barely show any rufous, as you can see in the many pictures avalaible on internet.

I see White-tailed Flycatcher often but i've never seen one with such a black mask so i really can't help in this case.

Mount Kinabalu is a very well known place to see Rufous-vented and i've seen many pictures from that location, labeled as White-tailed Fly but always showing Rufous-vented.

In fact, cant remember any photo of White-tailed from Mount Kinabalu

If you have more photos from different angles, i suspect you will see a very thin and light bill, not related at all with Cyornis and characteristic of Eumyias.

Have a good day




LMArce, IBC1063990. Accessible at

Extended version
LMArce, IBC1063990. Photo of Rufous-vented Flycatcher Eumyias ruficrissa at Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah. Accessible at

Embed this photo

← Click inside, copy the code and then paste it into your web page code. Show me the embed as it will appear

© All Rights Reserved

This media published on the Internet Bird Collection is protected by Copyright.
It cannot be reproduced without the express written permission of the author.