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Species of Thailand

Pale blue flycatcher

Cyornis unicolor, Edward Blyth, 1843

(In Thai: นกจับแมลงสีฟ้าอ่อน)

The pale blue flycatcher (Cyornis unicolor) is a bird in the family Muscicapidae. The species was first described by Edward Blyth in 1843.

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 forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

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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Category / Seasonal Status

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

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Cyornis unicolor

Common names

  • Thai: นกจับแมลงสีฟ้าอ่อน


  • Cyornis cyanopolia, Edward Blyth (1870)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Pale blue flycatcher (male)
Pale blue flycatcher (female)
Pale blue flycatcher
Cyornis unicolor

Range Map

Distribution map of Pale blue flycatcher, Cyornis unicolor in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Chae Son National Park
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat
  • Taksin Maharat National Park
  • Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Cyornis unicolor in Thailand