French: Gobemouche de Hainan German: Hainanblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Hainan
Five-finger Mountains, interior of Hainan, southern China
Subspecies and Distribution
C. h. hainanus
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1900) – C, E & S Myanmar, S China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan), Thailand (except C and extreme E), Laos (except S), Cambodia (except E) and Vietnam (S to C Annam).
C. h. klossi
Robinson, 1921 – E Thailand, S Laos, E Cambodia (at least S Mondulkiri#R) and S Vietnam (C Annam S to Cochinchina).
13–14 cm. Small blue (male) or brown (female) forest flycatcher. Male has deep blue head and upperparts, including edges of upperwing and tail, brighter blue on... read more
Song a series of five notes, the first three ascending, the fourth falling and the last rising,... read more
Lowland, mature broadleaf, evergreen, semi-evergreen and mixed deciduous forests, also bamboo... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known, but includes small invertebrates. Solitary or in pairs. Forages in middle levels of forest trees.
Season Apr–Jul. Few other data; broods of four fledged in SE China (Hong Kong), where one pair used same nest in successive years.... read more
Mostly resident, but some altitudinal movement; passage migrant Apr–May and Sept–Oct in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common or fairly common; locally common throughout much of SE China, but uncommon breeding visitor and rare winter visitor in Hong... read more
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