French: Gobemouche à menton bleu German: Blaukehl-Blauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas gorjiazul
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Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. rubeculoides
(Vigors, 1831) – Himalayas from NE Pakistan (Murree Hills) E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh and S Assam hills S to Mizoram), S China (SE Xizang) and W, N & NE Myanmar; non-breeding S India (principally Western Ghats), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and S Myanmar.
C. r. dialilaemus
Salvadori, 1889 – E & SE Myanmar and N & W Thailand.
C. r. rogersi
Robinson & Kinnear, 1928 – SW Myanmar.
14–15 cm; 10–20 g. Medium-sized flycatcher with broad-based bill. Male nominate race has dark blue upperparts, including tail and edges of flight-feathers (... read more
Song a series of trilling and slurred warbling notes, “trrr-sweet-iu-iu, tch tch tch-hiu hiu... read more
Dense undergrowth and ravines in dry broadleaf evergreen and mixed deciduous forests, also swamp-... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known but includes small invertebrates, e.g. flies (Diptera), small cicadas (Cicadoidea) and larvae. Usually alone or in... read more
Season Mar–Aug. Apparently double-brooded in Assam, but single-brooded in Himalayas. Nest a neat cup of moss, fern fronds, grass,... read more
Resident and migratory; some evidence that migrants return to same non-breeding areas in successive... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Scarce and local summer visitor in N Pakistan, and locally common in summer N India. Fairly common to uncommon throughout most of SE... read more
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