Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Vulnerable

Ashy-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa randi)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche à poitrine grise German: Aschbrustschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Rand
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa latirostris randi

Amadon and duPont

, 1970,

Dalton Pass, Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon, Philippines

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Has previously been treated as conspecific with M. dauurica and M. segregata. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Luzon, Samar and S Negros, in N & C Philippines.

Descriptive notes

12·5–14 cm. Small to medium-sized grey-brown forest flycatcher with short rounded wings (tips extending to just beyond base of tail). Head and upperparts are grey-brown... read more

Voice

Song an almost inaudible, high-pitched “wee-tit” or “zeeeeee-tipp”, repeated at regular intervals;... read more

Habitat

Montane forest, mainly below 1000 m, exceptionally to 1200 m; has been found also in selectively... read more

Food and feeding

Diet largely unknown; mainly small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs. Forages low down in understorey or lower levels of forest... read more

Breeding

Pair feeding young in May and recently fledged immatures in Jun and Aug. No other information.

Movements

Resident; individuals caught at study centre at Dalton Pass (N Luzon) in Aug and Sept suggest... read more

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Luzon EBA and Negros and Panay EBA. Rare; considered to be declining rapidly owing to extensive and continuing lowland... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Ashy-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa randi). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59026 on 6 December 2019).