Asian Brown Flycatcher

Scientific Name: Muscicapa dauurica
Malay Name: Sambar-Kusam Biasa
Chinese Name: 北灰鹟

Found from eastern Russia, northern China, Japan to Korea and winter to the Indian subcontinent, southern China and Southeast Asia

Polytypic. Subspecies are: dauurica, poonensis, siamensis.

Local Subspecies: dauurica

Size: 12.5-13.5 cm

Nondescript flycatcher with brown upperparts and whitish underparts variably suffused with pale grey-brown on upper breast (usually lacking defined streaks), whitish eyering and pale greyish fringes to wing-coverts and tertials.

Similar looking species: Dark-sided Flycatcher, Brown-streaked Flycatcher

Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens, wooded areas and mangroves.


Local Status: Common migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2019)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Venus Drive, Lower Pierce Boardwalk, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bidadari, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pasir Ris Park, Sungei Buloh, Tuas South and other suitable habitats.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2019). Muscicapa dauurica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.