French: Gobemouche de Ceylan German: Ceylonschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Ceilán
Other common names: Dull Verditer-flycatcher
Highlands of C & SW Sri Lanka.
14–15 cm. Medium-sized, broad-billed, all-blue flycatcher, bill hooked at tip. Adult has bright azure-blue forehead to crown side, broad black line from lores and chin... read more
Song a series of up to 8 clear warbling notes, often slightly downslurred (creating mournful effect... read more
Forest edges, tracks and clearings, ravines and well-wooded areas, and large gardens, edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Food includes small invertebrates and larvae, particularly beetles (Coleoptera); also berries of Rubus, Lantana and other... read more
Season mid-Mar to Sept; two broods. Nest a cup of moss, plant fibres and leaves, placed 1–6 m from ground in hole in rock face,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sri Lanka EBA. Common, especially at higher altitudes; less common at... read more
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