Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Near Threatened

Damar Flycatcher (Ficedula henrici)


French: Gobemouche de Damar German: Fleckenschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de la Damar

Dammeria henrici

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1899,

Dammer (= Damar), Banda Sea




Damar I, in E Lesser Sundas.

Descriptive notes

12–13 cm. Small dark flycatcher. Male is dark slate-blue with black lower forehead and face, white band on upper forehead to over eyes, small white patch on centre of... read more


Song undescribed; male has sibilant and relatively far-carrying whistling call.


Lush evergreen forest.

Food and feeding

Diet not well studied, but includes small invertebrates. Occurs alone or in pairs, female more skulking than male; usually best seen along... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA. A little-known... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2020). Damar Flycatcher (Ficedula henrici). 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 28 February 2020).