Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Near Threatened

Black-banded Flycatcher (Ficedula timorensis)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche de Timor German: Brustbandschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Timor
Taxonomy:

Erythromyias timorensis

Hellmayr

, 1919,

Timor

.

Has been considered as having closer affinities to Australasian robins (Petroicidae), but similarities presumably reflect convergence as species is sister to F. harterti#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Timor, in E Lesser Sundas.

Descriptive notes

11 cm. Small, stout-billed, dark-headed flycatcher with distinctive band on underparts. Male has head and face to nape glossy black, upperparts to uppertail-coverts and... read more

Voice

Song a series of soft but high-pitched disyllabic whistles, repeated at regular intervals. Calls... read more

Habitat

Lowland monsoon forest and moist hill forest with limestone boulders and rocky scree slopes, to c.... read more

Food and feeding

Dietary deatils not known, but small invertebrates taken. Usually solitary or in pairs; generally quiet, unobtrusive. Forages in dense... read more

Breeding

Adults feeding recently fledged juveniles in Dec. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Timor and Wetar EBA. Uncommon or locally common. Poorly known species;... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Black-banded Flycatcher (Ficedula timorensis). 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/59076 on 22 July 2019).