French: Gobemouche vert-de-gris German: Lazulischnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas verdín
Other common names: Asian Verditer-flycatcher, Verditer Warbling-flycatcher
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. t. thalassinus
(Swainson, 1838) – Himalayas from N Pakistan (Murree Hills) E, discontinuously, to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya), C & S China (S Xizang E to S Shaanxi and Hubei, S to Yunnan and Guangdong), Myanmar, Thailand (except C & S) and Indochina; non-breeding S to C & S India, Bangladesh, C Myanmar, C Thailand and SE China.
E. t. thalassoides
(Cabanis, 1851) – #RS Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
15–17 cm; c. 15–20 g. Medium-sized to large, slim, long-tailed, upright flycatcher. Male nominate race is almost entirely greenish-blue or turquoise-blue (... read more
Song (in Nepal mid-Mar to early Jul and again Aug–Oct; usually silent in wintering area),... read more
Open lowland and lower montane forest, including edges, clearings and bushes along streams, edges... read more
Food and feeding
Food not well known; recorded items are small invertebrates, including sweatbees (Trigona), also ripe berries of Macaranga... read more
Season Apr–Aug in most of range (nominate race); in S (thalassoides) less well known, but birds in breeding condition Feb... read more
Race thalassoides resident. Nominate race an altitudinal migrant and a relatively long-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common throughout Himalayas, and common in much of SE Asia; uncommon in China. Scarce resident in Sumatra and Borneo.
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