Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)


Lompobattang Flycatcher (Ficedula bonthaina)


French: Gobemouche du Lompobattang German: Bonthainschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas del Lompobattang

Siphia bonthaina

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1896,

Bonthain Peak (= Mount Lompobattang), 6000 feet [c. 1830 m], Sulawesi


In past, often considered conspecific with F. crypta and F. disposita, but differences significant. Monotypic.


Lompobattang Massif, in SW Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

10–11 cm. Small, drab, olive-brown to chestnut forest flycatcher. Male has large well-defined orange-buff patch on lores; centre of forehead to crown, nape and... read more


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Primary montane moss forest, including disturbed forest with discontinuous canopy; 1100–1830... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Food includes small invertebrates. Forages in dense forest understorey from ground level to c. 4·5 m.


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Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Apparently common in 1930s, when a long series of specimens was collected; not seen again until 1995, when two... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2020). Lompobattang Flycatcher (Ficedula bonthaina). 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 on 4 April 2020).