French: Grand Gobemouche German: Kobaltblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas grande
Subspecies and Distribution
N. g. grandis
(Blyth, 1842) – Himalayas from C Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh S to Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur), S China (SE Xizang and W Yunnan), C Myanmar and N & W Thailand.
N. g. griseiventris
La Touche, 1921 – S China (SE Yunnan, probably this race also in W Guangxi#R#R), NE & C Laos and NW Vietnam.
N. g. decipiens
Salvadori, 1891 – #RS Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
N. g. decorata
Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – SC Vietnam (Da Lat Plateau in S Annam).
20–22 cm; 25–40 g. Large forest flycatcher, the largest Asian flycatcher, stocky and fairly sluggish, with dark blue (male) or dark olive-brown (female) plumage.... read more
Song a simple sequence of 3 or 4 soft, rising, melancholy whistles, “uu-uu-du-di”, or... read more
Dense, mature, moist hill, submontane and montane broadleaf forests; in Malay Peninsula often in... read more
Food and feeding
Food items include small to medium-sized invertebrates, and berries; large crickets (Orthoptera) and small snakes also taken. Usually... read more
Season Feb–Jul. Nest a bulky open or domed cup of green moss, bryophytes and plant fibres and rootlets, placed up to 6 m from ground... read more
Resident and short-distance altitudinal migrant. Post-breeding descent to lower levels in Himalayas... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to fairly common. Local and uncommon from Nepal E to Bhutan, and uncommon in S China. Locally common in N & C Laos, common in... read more
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