Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Endangered

Lompobattang Flycatcher (Ficedula bonthaina)


Taxonomy

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

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.

Distribution:

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

Voice

No information.

Habitat

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.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

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. (2018). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59070 on 16 December 2018).