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Species of Thailand

Green-backed flycatcher

Binomial name: Ficedula elisae, Hugo Weigold, 1922

The green-backed flycatcher (Ficedula elisae) is a bird in the family Muscicapidae, which contains the Old World flycatchers. It was long considered to a subspecies of the narcissus flycatcher, but morphological and acoustical differences between the two indicate they are instead separate species. It breeds in northeastern China and winters in southeast Asia.

"F. beijingnica", proposed as a separate species called Beijing flycatcher or Peking flycatcher, is now considered by experts to be the first-summer male of this species and thus no longer a valid taxon.

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Scientific classification

Ficedula elisae


  • Ficedula narcissina elisae

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Green-backed flycatcher, Ficedula elisae in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Bang Pu Recreation Centre
  • Bangkok Province
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Laem Pak Bia
  • Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Samae San Island
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park

Range map of Ficedula elisae in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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