Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Near Threatened

Grey-chested Jungle-flycatcher (Cyornis umbratilis)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche ombré German: Graubrust-Dschungelschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas pechigrís
Taxonomy:

Trichostoma umbratile

Strickland

, 1849,

Borneo

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Belitung, Musala I, Batu Is (Tanahmasa), Siberut#R and Borneo.

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 14–21 g. Medium-sized brown flycatcher with white throat and brownish-grey breastband. Head and upper­parts, including upperwing and tail, are mostly dark... read more

Voice

Song a thin lilting or tinkling cadence, “tii, ti-ti-tu-ti-tu” or “si ti-tu-ti tlooeeu”, often... read more

Habitat

Lowland primary and secondary dry evergreen forests, also coastal peatswamp-forest, ... read more

Food and feeding

Diet not well known, but presumably includes small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs. Inconspicuous, forages in undergrowth and... read more

Breeding

Season Jan–Aug; juveniles in Feb, Apr and Jun–Aug. Nest built by both sexes, cup-shaped, of small twigs, plant fibres and moss... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Generally scarce to uncommon, but locally common; common in Malaysian coastal peatswamp-forest. In Peninsular... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Grey-chested Jungle-flycatcher (Cyornis umbratilis). 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/59014 on 18 September 2019).