French: Gobemouche de David German: Davidblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de David
Kuatun, north-western Fujian, China
C & S China (Sichuan S to Yunnan and Guizhou, also Guangxi, Hainan and NW Fujian) and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin); non-breeding Laos, Vietnam (S to C Annam), SW Cambodia and possibly SE Thailand#R.
18 cm. Large, stoutly built flycatcher with fairly short bill. Male has forecrown and crown side bright cobalt-blue, rest of crown and upperparts, including upperwing and... read more
Song a very thin and high-pitched “ssssew” or “ssiiiii”, repeated at... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, to c. 1700 m; possibly breeds only above 1000 m. On migration occurs in... read more
Food and feeding
Food includes small invertebrates and small fruits. Usually alone or in pairs; solitary in winter. Forages mainly in dense undergrowth,... read more
Resident and migratory. Populations breeding in S China winter at lower levels and also move S to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in S China, and uncommon in N Vietnam. Variably fairly common or scarce non-breeding visitor in Laos, where all recent records are from... read more
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