Species of Thailand

Mugimaki flycatcher

Ficedula mugimaki, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1815

(In Thai: นกจับแมลงดำอกสีส้ม)

The mugimaki flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki) is a small passerine bird of eastern Asia belonging to the genus Ficedula in the Old World flycatcher family, Muscicapidae. The name "mugimaki" comes from Japanese and means "wheat-sower". The bird is also known as the robin flycatcher.

Description

The mugimaki flycatcher is 13 to 13.5 centimetres long. It has a rattling call and often flicks its wings and tail. The adult male has blackish upperparts with a short white supercilium behind the eye, a white wing-patch, white edges to the tertials and white at the base of the outer tail-feathers. The breast and throat are orange-red while the belly and undertail-coverts are white. The female is grey-brown above with a pale orange-brown breast and throat. She lacks white in the tail, has one or two pale wingbars rather than a white wing-patch and has a supercilium that is either faint or absent entirely. Young males are similar to the female but have a brighter orange breast, white in the tail and a more obvious supercilium.

Distribution and habitat

It breeds in eastern Siberia and north-east China. Migrating birds pass through eastern China, Korea and Japan in spring and autumn. The species winters in Southeast Asia, reaching western Indonesia and the Philippines. There is a single record of a vagrant bird in Alaska; on Shemya Island in 1985. A bird in Humberside, England in 1991 was not accepted into Category A, a wild bird, but was put in a Category D, meaning likely to be of captive origin. It was retained in Category D following a review in 2009. After a third review in 2016 the bird was placed in category E.

The main habitats are forest and woodland, particularly at higher elevations. It is also found in parks and gardens during migration. It usually occurs alone or in small groups, feeding on flying insects in the tree canopy.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Winter visitor

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

BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Ficedula
Species
Ficedula mugimaki

Common names

  • Thai: นกจับแมลงดำอกสีส้ม

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Ficedula mugimaki
Ficedula mugimaki
Mugimaki flycatcher

Range Map

Distribution map of Mugimaki flycatcher, Ficedula mugimaki in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Bang Pu Recreation Centre
  • Bangkok Province
  • Chaloem Phrakiat Thai Prachan National Park
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phu Foi Lom National Park
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Samae San Island
  • Samoeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • Si Racha District, Chonburi
  • Similan Islands
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project
Range map of Ficedula mugimaki in Thailand