Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Near Threatened

Rufous-throated Flycatcher (Ficedula rufigula)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche à gorge rousse German: Celebesschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas gorjirrufo
Taxonomy:

Cyornis rufigula

Wallace

, 1865,

Manado, Sulawesi

.

Affinities recently clarified, as sister to F. buruensis, with which it shares a bright blue eyelid (although F. dumetoria, which also displays this character, is less closely related than once assumed)#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sulawesi.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm. Small flycatcher. Male has forehead, crown and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts and tail, dark blue-grey, flight-feathers and tertials blackish; lores... read more

Voice

Song 2 or 3 high-pitched notes (inaudible outside moderate range) alternating up and down scale,... read more

Habitat

Primary lowland and hill forest to lower montane rainforest, also secondary forest and swamp-forest... read more

Food and feeding

Food largely unknown, but includes small invertebrates. Usually in pairs, occasionally solitary; skulking, elusive and rarely seen. Forages... read more

Breeding

Adults with two recently fledged juveniles seen at end Sept. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Locally common and widespread; very secretve, and rarely... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Rufous-throated Flycatcher (Ficedula rufigula). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59063 on 23 July 2019).