French: Gobemouche à bavette orange German: Zimtkehlschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas gorjirrojo
Other common names: Orange-gorgeted Flycatcher
Dark-plumaged birds from W Himalayas sometimes separated as race euphonia. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
F. s. strophiata
(Hodgson, 1837) – Himalayas from W Himachal Pradesh E to NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh, S Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland), C & S China (SE Xizang E to SW Gansu, Shaanxi, W Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou and N & W Yunnan), SE Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills) and W & N Myanmar; non-breeding also NE Bangladesh, S China (W & S Yunnan, Guangxi), C, E & S Myanmar, N Thailand and N Indochina.
F. s. fuscogularis
(E. C. S. Baker, 1923) – E Laos and C Vietnam (S Annam).
13–14·5 cm; 10–15 g. Small to medium-sized forest flycatcher with prominent face pattern, rufous patch on breast and white patches at base of tail. Male... read more
Song a thin but evenly spaced “zwi-chirr rri” or “zreet-creet-creet-chirt-chirt... read more
Dense or open broadleaf forest, mixed conifer and broadleaf forest, and thick secondary scrub and... read more
Food and feeding
Food not well known; includes small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs. Forages in undergrowth, occasionally on ground and in... read more
Season Apr–Jun. Nest cup-shaped, made of moss, roots and plant fibres, placed 3–6 m up in tree or on ground. Clutch 3–4... read more
Nominate race a short-distance migrant and altitudinal migrant; after breeding, descends to lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in C & E Himalayas, scarce in W; uncommon in NE India (Nagaland), uncommon in China. Fairly common to common resident in W... read more
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