Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Near Threatened

Tanahjampea Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis djampeanus)


French: Gobemouche de Jampea German: Tanahjampea-Blauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Tanah Jampea

Siphia djampeana

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1896,



In past 100 years treated as conspecific with C. rufigastra or as a subspecies of C. omissus when this sometimes given species rank, but differs from latter in (in male) its white vs rufous throat (3); bolder black head sides (1); black vs dark blue breast sides (ns[1]); and (in female) dull blue (male-like) upperparts with blue brow-flash vs grey-blue upperparts and no brow-flash (3); and reportedly different voice#R. Race kalaoensis very well marked and perhaps merits species rank on its own; study needed. Two subspecies recognized.

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Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. d. djampeanus#R (E. J. O. Hartert, 1896) – Tanahjampea Blue-flycatcher – Tanahjampea I, S of Sulawesi.
  • C. d. kalaoensis#R (E. J. O. Hartert, 1896) – Kalaotoa Blue-flycatcher – Kalao I (S of Tanahjampea).
  • Descriptive notes

    c. 15 cm. Male nominate race has black chin, malar region and ear-coverts, with rest of head and entire upperparts dark blue, slightly paler blue supercilium, blackish inner... read more


    Song a high-pitched single or double shrill note followed by 3–4 mellow descending and ascending... read more


    Occurs in remnant forest and forest patches, forest edge and tall scrub, also closed-canopy forest... read more

    Food and feeding

    Details apply to nominate race (behaviour of kalaoensis unknown). Diet small invertebrates, including flies (Diptera), ants (... read more


    No information, but thought unlikely to differ significantly from that pertaining to C. rufigastra.



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: confined to the Salayar and Bonerate Islands Secondary (which with recognition of... read more

    Recommended citation

    del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Christie, D.A. (2020). Tanahjampea Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis djampeanus). 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 on 19 January 2020).