French: Gobemouche hyacinthe German: Hyazinthblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas jacintino
Other common names:
no locality = Timor
Subspecies and Distribution
C. h. kuehni
E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 – Wetar, in E Lesser Sundas.
C. h. hyacinthinus
(Temminck, 1820) – Timor, Roti and Semau, in E Lesser Sundas.
16 cm. Medium-sized flycatcher. Male nominate race has pale blue on upper forehead extending to over eye, deep blue or royal-blue crown and upperparts, including upperwing... read more
Song a shrill and monotonous rapid series of babbled rising and falling notes. Calls include a... read more
Primary and secondary monsoon forest and woodland, including degraded forest and plantations, also... read more
Food and feeding
Food not well known but includes small invertebrates, principally flies (Diptera). In pairs in breeding season; otherwise solitary. Quiet,... read more
Female collecting nest material and nest-building in hollow in deciduous tree in Sept, carrying food in Dec, and juveniles seen in Feb. No... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Timor and Wetar EBA. Widespread but uncommon on Timor; fairly commonly heard and occasionally... read more
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