Thai National Parks

Species of Thailand

Blue-throated blue flycatcher

Cyornis rubeculoides, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1831

(In Thai: นกจับแมลงคอสีน้ำเงินเข้ม)

The blue-throated blue flycatcher (Cyornis rubeculoides) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family, Muscicapidae. It resembles Cyornis tickelliae but easily separated by the blue throat. The habitat of this species is a thicker forest than other species of flycatchers. The blue-throated flycatcher is found in much of the Indian Subcontinent, all through the Himalayas, the plains and Western Ghats of India in the cold months, and also extends eastwards into Bangladesh, and to Arakan and the Tenasserim Hills in Myanmar.


Adult males have blue throats and orange breasts with a well defined white belly and flanks. Females have an olive head and upperparts with a poorly defined creamy-orange chest and a white belly.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Resident and winter visitor

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal statuses:

  • Resident or presumed resident
  • Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Cyornis rubeculoides

Common names

  • Thai: นกจับแมลงคอสีน้ำเงินเข้ม

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Range Map

Distribution map of Blue-throated blue flycatcher, Cyornis rubeculoides in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Wang Chao National Park
  • Khun Phawo National Park
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Cyornis rubeculoides in Thailand