Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

Eyebrowed Jungle-flycatcher (Vauriella gularis)


French: Gobemouche bridé German: Weißbrauen-Dschungelschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas embridado
Other common names: Bornean Robin

Rhinomyias gularis


, 1888,

Kinabalu, northern Borneo


V. albigularis, V. insignis, V. goodfellowi and present species all previously regarded as conspecific, but now considered to differ sufficiently to warrant treatment as separate species. The validity of proposed race kamlae (described from Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak)#R has proved impossible to assess, but it is reportedly larger#R. Monotypic.


Mountains of Borneo (including Muratus Mts, in extreme SE#R).

Descriptive notes

15 cm. Medium-sized, plump jungle-flycatcher with reddish-brown upperparts and distinctive supercilium. Forehead to crown, nape and upperparts, including edges of upperwing-... read more


Largely silent, but has loud churring call in breeding season; sharp “prrrt” alarm.


Montane forest, mostly between 1500 m and 2150 m; 900–3300 m on Mt Kinabalu.

Food and feeding

Diet not well known, but includes small insects and seeds. Solitary or, often, in small groups; occasionally with mixed-species flocks.... read more


Season Jan–Apr, and fledged young in May. Nest cup-shaped or a large untidy ball of small sticks, moss, dry fern fronds, leaves and... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bornean Mountains EBA. Fairly common or locally common. Recently recorded farther S in Borneo, in Kalimantan,... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Eyebrowed Jungle-flycatcher (Vauriella gularis). 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 8 December 2019).