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Pale blue flycatcher

Binomial name: Cyornis unicolor, Edward Blyth, 1843

The pale blue flycatcher (Cyornis unicolor) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It is superficially similar in appearance to the verditer flycatcher, but is paler blue, with greyish underparts from throat to vent, and a discontinuous black eye-patch. Both birds can often be found in the same locale.

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Scientific classification

Cyornis unicolor


  • Cyornis cyanopolia, Edward Blyth (1870)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Pale blue flycatcher, Cyornis unicolor in Thailand

Range map of Cyornis unicolor in Thailand

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

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