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.

Description

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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Cyornis
Species
Cyornis rubeculoides

Common names

  • Thai: นกจับแมลงคอสีน้ำเงินเข้ม

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Cyornis rubeculoides
Blue-throated blue flycatcher
Blue-throated blue flycatcher
Blue-throated blue flycatcher

Range Map

Distribution map of Blue-throated blue flycatcher, Cyornis rubeculoides in Thailand
Range map of Cyornis rubeculoides in Thailand