French: Philentome à poitrine marron German: Braunbrustvanga Spanish: Filentoma pechipardo
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. v. caesia
(Lesson, 1839) – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), SW & S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
P. v. velata
(Temminck, 1825) – lowland Java.
17–21 cm. Large and stoutly built flycatcher. Male nominate race is almost entirely indigo-blue except for black forehead and through eye to ear-coverts and throat;... read more
Song a series of clear bell-like “phu phu phu phu phu phu”, or a more powerfully given... read more
Broadleaf evergreen lowland and lower montane primary forest and secondary forest, also mixed... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely unknown, but includes small and larger invertebrates. Usually in pairs or small family groups. Forages by searching and... read more
Season Mar–May in Borneo, and Jun in Java. Nest a thick-walled, shallow cup of plant and vegetable fibres and moss, bound together... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Scarce or locally common. Locally common in Sumatra and Borneo, but very scarce in Brunei; uncommon in Java.... read more
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