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Maroon-breasted philentoma

Thai: นกจับแมลงอกแดง, nok jab malaeng ok daeng

Binomial name: Philentoma velata, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1825

The Maroon-breasted Philentoma (Philentoma velata) is a bird species. Long placed in the flycatcher family (Muscicapidae) when these were used as a "wastebin taxon", they are now tentatively assigned to the Prionopidae pending detailed study.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Scientific classification

Philentoma velata

Common names

  • Thai: นกจับแมลงอกแดง, nok jab malaeng ok daeng

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Philentoma velata 1838

Philentoma velata 1838

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Distribution map of Maroon-breasted philentoma, Philentoma velata in Thailand

Range map of Philentoma velata 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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