Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-vented Flycatcher (Eumyias ruficrissa)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche cul-roux German: Indigoschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas culirrojo
Taxonomy:

Stoparola ruficrissa

Salvadori

, 1879,

Mount Singgalang, western Sumatra

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Hitherto treated as conspecific with E. indigo, but differs in its plain deep blue throat to mid-belly vs shining turquoise-blue throat and upper breast and duller, darker turquoise-blue mid-belly (3); bluer, less green-tinged upperparts (ns[1]); buffy-rufous to ochraceous-rufous vs white undertail-coverts (2); broader black frontal band (1); whitish-blue vs pale turquoise-blue crown-flash (ns[1]); slightly shorter bill (sample size small, but allow 1); song rather similar#R. Two subspecies recognized.

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Subspecies and Distribution
  • E. r. ruficrissa (Salvadori, 1879) – Sumatra.
  • E. r. cerviniventris (Sharpe, 1887) – N & C Borneo (Mt Kinabalu S to Mt Murud and Mt Menyapa#R#R).
  • Descriptive notes

    14 cm. Small blue flycatcher with blackish face and buffish vent. Nominate race has lower forehead (over base of bill) to lores and chin black, upper forehead and along crown... read more

    Voice

    Song a long series of short sweet whistles with little variation in pitch, thus sounding rather... read more

    Habitat

    Montane and submontane primary forest, highland scrub and moss forest, including Agathis... read more

    Food and feeding

    Diet consists of small invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), also vegetable matter and fruit, e.g. berries of introduced elder (... read more

    Breeding

    Season Feb–Aug and Dec, with peak Mar–May; possibly breeds throughout year. Nest a small cup of moss, dry grasses, rootlets and feathers,... read more

    Movements

    Resident; possibly short dispersive movements in Borneo, where has occurred farther S than normal... read more

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common to fairly common; locally abundant in Sumatra, generally more localized in Borneo. Population size has not been quantified,... read more

    Recommended citation

    del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Christie, D.A. (2019). Rufous-vented Flycatcher (Eumyias ruficrissa). 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/1344039 on 18 September 2019).