Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

White-gorgeted Flycatcher (Anthipes monileger)


French: Gobemouche à gorge blanche German: Diamantschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas gargantilla

D[imorpha].? monileger


, 1845,



Has been suggested that race submoniliger of A. solitaris may belong with present species. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • A. m. monileger (Hodgson, 1845) – C & E Himalayas from C Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), possibly also S China (SE Xizang).
  • A. m. leucops (Sharpe, 1888) – NE India (S & E Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland), Myanmar (except SW), S China (SW Yunnan), NW Thailand, Laos and N & C Vietnam (W & E Tonkin, N & C Annam).
  • A. m. gularis Blyth, 1847 – SW Myanmar (Arakan).
  • Descriptive notes

    11·5–13 cm; 11 g. Small brown forest flycatcher with short tail, large head and brilliant white throat. Nominate race has head and upperparts mostly dull olive-brown,... read more


    Song a long series of thin, high-pitched whistled notes in phrases, with alternating wispy,... read more


    Moist broadleaf forest, also lush vegetation along streams, scrubby ravines, dense bushes and... read more

    Food and feeding

    Food not well known, but includes small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs; shy, skulking and secretive, keeping mostly to dense... read more


    Season from end Apr to Jun in NE India, and Mar–Aug in SE Asia. Nest a ball of grass and leaves, placed in undergrowth on bank or low... read more


    Altitudinal migrant, making post-breeding descent to lower levels; race leucops vagrant in... read more

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. Scarce or rare in Hima­layas and NE India; uncommon or locally fairly common in Myanmar and E to Laos and N & C Vietnam.

    Recommended citation

    Clement, P. (2020). White-gorgeted Flycatcher (Anthipes monileger). 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 25 February 2020).