Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

White-bellied Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis pallidipes)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche à ventre blanc German: Keralablauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas ventriblanco
Taxonomy:

Muscicapa pallipes

Jerdon

, 1840,

Coonoor Ghat, India

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Original spelling of species name was based on incorrect formation of Latin words, and must be corrected#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Western Ghats S from C Maharashtra, in SW India.

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 14–23 g. Medium-sized and fairly long-billed forest flycatcher. Male is almost entirely indigo-blue, but with paler blue band across forehead to over eye, black... read more

Voice

Song a long, hesitant or rambling and faltering series of unmelodious squeaky and slurred notes,... read more

Habitat

Dense broadleaf evergreen forest, sholas and patches of dense or tangled Strobilanthes and... read more

Food and feeding

Food items not well known, but include small invertebrates and small berries. Usually solitary or in pairs in breeding season, and in mixed... read more

Breeding

Season Feb–Sept. Nest an untidy, cup-shaped structure of moss, fine plant fibres and lichens, placed on ledge or in hole in tree... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Common in Wynaad Ghats; uncommon or scarce and local from Maharashtra S to Kerala and... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). White-bellied Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis pallidipes). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59087 on 17 September 2019).