French: Gobemouche de Sumatra German: Sumatrablauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Sumatra
Other common names:
Singgalang, Padang Highlands, west Sumatra
Peninsular Malaysia (Cameron Highlands) and W Sumatra (Barisan Range).
15 cm; 17–24 g. Medium-sized, stout niltava with short bill. Male has bright iridescent blue crown, dark indigo-blue upperparts, including upperwing (median and greater... read more
Song a monotonous series of undulating clear whistles, similar to song of Eumyias thalassinus... read more
Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, usually above 1500 m in Malay Peninsula, and from 1000 m up to... read more
Food and feeding
Food not well known, but includes small insects and small fruits. In pairs or solitary; outside breeding season, also joins mixed-species... read more
Season Dec–May. Nest a cup mostly of moss, placed low down, up to 3 m from ground, in crevice or hole in moss-covered tree trunk or... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Uncommon or locally common. In Peninsular Malaysia, common or locally... read more
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