French: Gobemouche à queue marron German: Rotschwanz-Dschungelschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas colirrufo
Other common names: Chestnut-tailed Jungle-flycatcher
Isabella de Basilan, Basilan, Philippines.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. samarensis
(Steere, 1890) – Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Dinagat, E & C Mindanao, in E & SE Philippines.
C. r. boholensis
(Rand & Rabor, 1957) – Bohol (SC Philippines).
C. r. zamboanga
(Rand & Rabor, 1957) – W Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula and Mount Matutum).
C. r. ruficauda
(Sharpe, 1877) – Rufous-tailed Jungle-flycatcher – Basilan.
C. r. ocularis
(Bourns & Worcester, 1894) – Sulu Jungle-flycatcher – Sulu Archipelago (Pangamian, Jolo, Tawitawi).
C. r. ruficrissa
(Sharpe, 1887) – Crocker Jungle-flycatcher – Mt Kinabalu, in N Borneo.
C. r. isola
(Hachisuka, 1932) – mountains of Borneo (except Mt Kinabalu).
14·5–15 cm; 18 g. Medium-sized, long-billed and long-tailed forest flycatcher. Nominate race has head and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts, mostly... read more
Song a series of up to 3 high-pitched “chirr” notes rapidly repeated, or a more musical “cheep... read more
Lowland and lower montane forests, to c. 1000 m in Philippines, and between 1000 m and 2000 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Not well known. Food mostly small insects, also spiders (Araneae). Solitary, also occasionally in mixed-species flocks. Forages in forest... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Apr–Jun. No other information.
Resident; some altitudinal movement, has been recorded down to sea-level in Borneo.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally fairly common; locally common in N Borneo. Present in Rajah Sikatuna National Park (Philippines).
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