French: Philentome à ailes rousses German: Rostflügelvanga Spanish: Filentoma alicastaño
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. pyrhoptera
(Temminck, 1836) – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and offshore islands.
P. p. dubia
E. J. O. Hartert, 1894 – Natuna Is.
16–17 cm. Medium-sized to large, stocky flycatcher. Male nominate race of typical morph has dull blue head and upperparts to back, median upperwing-coverts, and... read more
Song a clear disyllabic whistle, “tu-tuuuuu”, second syllable slightly lower than first... read more
Lowland and hill evergreen forests, particularly mixed dipterocarp forests, also peatswamp-forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known; presumably small invertebrates, including flies (Diptera) and small wasps (Hymenoptera). Alone or in pairs. Forages in... read more
Season Feb–Sept. One nest in Peninsular Malaysia was a small cup held together by spiders’ webs, and placed in fork of thin... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common or locally common. Common in Borneo. Blue morph is scarce. Range formerly (until 1950) extended to Singapore. In study of population... read more
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