French: Gobemouche des îles German: Azurschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas isleño
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Subspecies and Distribution
E. p. nigrimentalis
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1894) – Luzon and Mindoro, in N Philippines.
E. p. panayensis
Sharpe, 1877 – Panay and Negros, in WC Philippines.
E. p. nigriloris
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1904) – mountains of Mindanao (S Philippines).
E. p. septentrionalis
(Büttikofer, 1893) – N & C Sulawesi and Sula Is (Taliabu).
E. p. meridionalis
(Büttikofer, 1893) – S Sulawesi.
E. p. obiensis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1912) – Obi, in Moluccas.
E. p. harterti
(van Oort, 1911) – Seram, in S Moluccas.
14 cm; 17·7–21·7 g. Medium-sized dull blue flycatcher. Nominate race is mostly dull turquoise-blue or verditer-blue, with brighter blue forehead and upper throat; lores... read more
Song a clear but rapid and fairly monotonous warbling series of up to 20 notes, becoming more... read more
Submontane forests, including moss forest, forest edges and clearings, usually above 800m on... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes small invertebrates. Solitary, in pairs or in mixed-species flocks. Fairly active and conspicuous; forages from low to upper... read more
Birds in breeding condition Jan–May and recently fledged young in Apr, May and Jun. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Philippines; generally common in C & SE Sulawesi, locally common in N Sulawesi; uncommon on Obi and Seram. In Sula Is, species was... read more
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