Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Vulnerable

Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher (Cyornis brunneatus)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche à poitrine brune German: Weißkehl-Dschungelschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas pechipardo
Taxonomy:

Siphia brunneata

Slater

, 1897,

Kuant’un, north-western Fujian, China

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Until recently considered conspecific with C. nicobaricus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE China (S Henan, S Anhui and Zhejiang S to Guangxi, Guangdong and Fujian); non-breeding Malay Peninsula and possibly lowland forests of Sumatra#R.

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 14·3–21·8 g. Medium-sized to large, plump brownish flycatcher with long bill hooked at tip, short rounded wings. Adult has head and upperparts... read more

Voice

Song said to be a series of loud descending whistles; described also as a loud, melodious... read more

Habitat

Edges of mature lowland broadleaf evergreen forest, both primary and secondary, and especially... read more

Food and feeding

Food items not well known, principally small invertebrates. Usually solitary; may occasionally join mixed-species flocks. Forages in lower... read more

Breeding

Nest found in May. No other information.

Movements

Migratory. Post-breeding movement S through S Thailand (rare) and Malay Peninsula (uncommon);... read more

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in South-East Chinese Mountains EBA. Uncommon or scarce and local in SE China, where known from several conservation units,... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. & Christie, D.A. (2019). Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher (Cyornis brunneatus). 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/59012 on 17 September 2019).