Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)


Ashy-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa randi)


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

Muscicapa latirostris randi

Amadon and duPont

, 1970,

Dalton Pass, Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon, Philippines


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


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


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


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


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


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 on 6 December 2019).