French: Gobemouche à grand bec German: Breitschnabelschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas picoancho
Other common names: Sunda Blue-flycatcher
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. albiventer
Junge, 1933 – Sumatra.
C. c. rufifrons
Wallace, 1865 – W Borneo.
C. c. caerulatus
(Bonaparte, 1857) – N, E & S Borneo.
14 cm. Medium-sized blue (male) or brown-and-blue (female) forest flycatcher with broad-based bill. Male nominate race has deep blue face and upperparts (including upperwing... read more
Song two or three phrases of thin, metallic, rising and falling notes, “si-si-tiuuuw”;... read more
Lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, from sea-level to c. 500 m. Usually found in forest interior and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known, but includes small invertebrates. Usually in pairs. Forages by actively flycatching from low exposed perches.
Birds in breeding condition in Feb–Jul. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Uncommon to locally common in Borneo; occurs in several protected areas, including Sepilok Reserve (Sabah), Gunung Mulu National Park (Sarawak) and Kutai National... read more
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