French: Gobemouche bleuâtre German: Einfarb-Blauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas azulado
Other common names:
Pale Blue Jungle-flycatcher
Subspecies and Distribution
C. u. unicolor
Blyth, 1843 – Garhwal (W Uttarakhand) and from C Nepal E in Himalayas to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland), S China (SE Xizang, W & S Yunnan and S Guangxi), Myanmar, Thailand (except C & S), N & C Laos and Vietnam (Tonkin, Annam); non-breeding also NE India (Brahmaputra Valley) and probably E Bangladesh#R.
C. u. diaoluoensis
(Zheng Baolai et al., 1981) – Hainan.
C. u. cyanopolia
Blyth, 1870 – Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
16·5–18 cm; 16–19 g. Medium-sized to large, slim and long-tailed, blue (male) or brown-grey (female) flycatcher. Male nominate race is almost entirely... read more
Song, given Mar–Jun and again in Sept in Malay Peninsula, rich and melodious and thrush-like... read more
Moist forests, mostly dense primary and secondary broadleaf hill forest and lower montane forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well known, but include small invertebrates. Solitary or in pairs; occasionally joins mixed-species flocks. Fairly shy or... read more
Season Apr–Jun. Nest an open cup of moss, rootlets, bryophytes, plant fibres and lichens, placed in hole in tree stump or between... read more
Resident and migratory; nominate race is possibly a resident or a short-distance altitudinal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon in most of range. Uncommon in NE India; range formerly extended to W but no recent records. Rare and local in Nepal;... read more
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