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Verditer flycatcher

Binomial name: Eumyias thalassinus, William John Swainson, 1838

The verditer flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus) is an Old World flycatcher found in the Indian subcontinent, especially in the Lower Himalaya. It 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. They are 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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Eumyias
Species
Eumyias thalassinus

Synonyms

  • Stoparola melanops
  • Eumyias thalassina

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Verditer flycatcher, Eumyias thalassinus in Thailand

Range map of Eumyias thalassinus 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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