French: Gobemouche à queue blanche German: Weißschwanz-Blauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas coliblanco
S. Müller, 1836,
interior area of west coast of Sumatra.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. cyaneus
(A. O. Hume, 1877) – extreme NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh, S Assam, E Meghalaya, Mizoram), N, W & S Myanmar (Tenasserim), S China (S Yunnan), W & S Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin S to C Annam, possibly S to Cochinchina#R).
C. c. concretus
(S. Müller, 1836) – Malay Peninsula and W Sumatra.
C. c. everetti
(Sharpe, 1890) – Borneo.
18–19 cm; 19–30 g. Large, large-billed and slim, blue (male) or brown (female) forest flycatcher with distinctive tail pattern. Male nominate race has forehead to... read more
Song a variable series of penetrating, sibilant whistles, almost like those of a Turdus... read more
Dense lowland, hill and submontane forests, including secondary forest, bamboo and scrub-covered... read more
Food and feeding
Food largely unknown, but includes small inverterbrates, mainly flies (Diptera), hymenopterans (ants, small wasps) and beetles (Coleoptea... read more
Season at least May–Jun. Only two nests found, cup-shaped, made of moss, one placed in hole in rocky bank, the other c. 5 m from... read more
Resident or short-distance altitudinal migrant. Locally at lower elevations, Nov–Mar.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to very locally common in NW of range. Rare in S China and W & S Thailand, uncommon in Malay Peninsula, scarce or locally common in Laos... read more
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