French: Gobemouche d’Indochine German: Indochina-Blauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas indochino
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. indochina
Chasen & Kloss, 1928 – SE Myanmar, Thailand (except C & S), Cambodia, S Laos and C Vietnam (Annam).
C. s. sumatrensis
(Sharpe, 1879) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia, also NE Sumatra (one record from R Tasik, lowland Langkat#R).
C. s. lamprus
Oberholser, 1917 – Anamba Is, off E Peninsular Malaysia.
14–15 cm. Medium-sized flycatcher, male very similar to C. tickelliae, female with brownish upperparts and rufous breast. Male nominate race has lower forehead to... read more
Male’s song a series of up to 6–7 (always fewer than ten) slightly slurred, metallic trilling notes... read more
Inhabits lowland and submontane open dry woodlands and forest, including secondary forest, edges,... read more
Food and feeding
Little information; diet includes small invertebrates and larvae. Solitary or in pairs; occasionally in mixed-species flocks in dry... read more
Season Apr–Aug. Territorial; displaying male leans sideways and raises crest and back feathers while vibrating them, also partially fans... read more
Resident, but some localized movements. Recently recorded in C Myanmar (confirmation required) and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in Thailand and fairly common in Cambodia; common in Peninsular Malaysia, but scarce S of Selangor. On Sumatra known from a... read more
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