French: Gobemouche pygmée German: Zwergblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas pigmeo
Other common names: Pygmy Flycatcher
F. Moore, 1854,
Subspecies and Distribution
F. h. hodgsoni
(F. Moore, 1854) – C & E Himalayas E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam), W & N Myanmar, S China (SE Xizang, W & SE Yunnan) and C Indochina; probably winter visitor E Myanmar and NW & W Thailand, but status uncertain#R.
F. h. sondaica
(Robinson & Kloss, 1923) – Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and N Borneo.
9–10 cm. Tiny, small-billed and short-tailed, arboreal flycatcher, resembling a warbler (Sylviidae) in actions. Male nominate race has bright ultramarine-blue crown and... read more
Song a short and fairly weak “tzzit-che-che-che-heeee” or “seet-seet-seet-seet-seet -brrrrrr” and a... read more
Breeds in dense, montane broadleaf forests and high-altitude elfin forest and subalpine Baeckia... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known but includes small invertebrates, particularly flies (Diptera). Usually in pairs, or solitary in non-breeding season;... read more
Poorly known; very few nests found. Season mid-Mar to Jul. Both adults gather nest material, but nest built by female alone, an open cup of... read more
Resident and short-distance altitudinal migrant.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Scarce in Nepal, and uncommon in N India and Bhutan. Uncommon in Malay Peninsula and throughout SE Asian range; rare in NW Thailand;... read more
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