French: Gobemouche à poitrine rousse German: Spiegelschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas pechirrufo
Lombok, Lesser Sundas
Subspecies and Distribution
F. d. muelleri
(Sharpe, 1879) – S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
F. d. dumetoria
(Wallace, 1864) – Java and Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumbawa, Satonda, Flores).
11–12 cm; 7–12 g. Medium-sized slim, upright flycatcher with relatively large bill. Male nominate race has long white supercilium, black crown, head-sides and... read more
Song a distinct but muted, thin and high-pitched series of c. 4 rising and falling notes, “sii, wi-... read more
Understorey and bamboo of lowland to lower montane primary forests and moist forest; in Malay... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little known, but includes small invertebrates, particularly spiders (Araneae), cockroaches (Blattodea), beetles (Coleoptera), mole... read more
Season Apr–Sept. One nest described (in Peninsular Malaysia, in mid Jul), unusual for genus, been an elongated sphere (220 mm by 110... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon or scarce in much of range. In Malay Peninsula, local or scarce in N and common in S; fairly common on Borneo and Sumatra,... read more
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