Family Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Least Concern

Northern Rufous Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone unirufa)


French: Tchitrec de Luçon German: Rötelparadiesschnäpper Spanish: Monarca canelo septentrional
Other common names: Luzon Paradise-flycatcher

Terpsiphone unirufa


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Hitherto treated as conspecific with T. cinnamomea, but differs in its longer tail in mature male (effect size 2.96, score 2); darker, richer rufous-chestnut above and below, with no tendency to white on belly (1); less blackish colour in primaries and tail tip (1); and song with much narrower frequency range (3) and slightly shorter note length (1)#R. Monotypic.

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N Philippines: Palaui, Luzon, Polillo, Alabat, Catanduanes, Lubang, Mindoro, Marinduque, Tablas, Romblon, Sibuyan, Panay, Negros and Cebu.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Northern Rufous Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone unirufa). 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 17 November 2017).