Eumyias thalassinus, William John Swainson, 1838
The verditer flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus) is an Old World flycatcher It is found from the Himalayas through Southeast Asia to Sumatra. This species is named after its distinctive shade of copper-sulphate blue and has a dark patch between the eyes and above the bill base. The adult males are intense blue on all areas of the body, except for the black eye-patch and grey vent. Adult females and sub-adults are lighter blue.
The verditer flycatcher is also interesting among the flycatchers in that they forage above the canopy level and perching on electric wires or exposed tree top branches.
This species was earlier placed in the genus Muscicapa and it has been suggested that it is closer to the Niltava flycatchers.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Resident and winter visitor
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
BCST Seasonal statuses:
Resident or presumed resident Non-breeding visitor
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Muscicapidae Genus Eumyias Species Eumyias thalassinus
Eumyias thalassina Stoparola melanops
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Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bangkok Province Chae Son National Park Chaiya District, Surat Thani Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Saraburi Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lang Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Phu Kha National Park Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Erawan National Park Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Hang Chat District, Lampang Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Nam Dang National Park Kaeng Krachan National Park Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Laem National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Nam Khang National Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khlong Wang Chao National Park Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khun Chae National Park Khun Sathan National Park Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Ko Chang National Park Kui Buri National Park Laem Pak Bia Lam Nam Kok National Park Mae Moei National Park Mae Ping National Park Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Muak Lek District, Saraburi Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Nam Nao National Park Namtok Sam Lan National Park Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Op Khan National Park Pak Thale Pang Sida National Park Pha Daeng National Park Pha Nam Yoi Forest Park Phu Chi Fa Forest Park Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Kradueng National Park Phu Langka National Park Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Soi Dao National Park Phu Suan Sai National Park Phu Toei National Park Phu Wiang National Park Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Samae San Island San Kala Khiri National Park Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi Si Racha District, Chonburi Sri Phang-nga National Park Taksin Maharat National Park Tat Mok National Park Thale Ban National Park Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thap Lan National Park Thong Pha Phum National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Yan Ta Khao District, Trang Range map of Eumyias thalassinus in Thailand
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