Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

Bornean Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis superbus)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche de Bornéo German: Prachtblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Borneo
Other common names: Bornean Jungle-flycatcher
Taxonomy:

Cyornis superba

Stresemann

, 1925,

Borneo

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Borneo.

Descriptive notes

15 cm. Medium-sized forest flycatcher. Male has head and upperparts, including upperwing and tail, deep blue, with brighter blue on forehead and across super­cilium to... read more

Voice

Song a very thin or high-pitched “hiu-te-hie”.

Habitat

Submontane primary and secondary forests, usually between 600 m and 1600 m, occasionally lower; on... read more

Food and feeding

Diet unknown; presumably includes small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs. Unobtrusive, forages by flycatching from low perch,... read more

Breeding

Birds in breeding condition between Feb and Jun. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon. Very poorly known species. Occurs in the Danum Valley Conservation Area.

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Bornean Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis superbus). 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/59093 on 18 September 2019).