Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike

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Scientific Name: Hemipus hirundinaceus

Malay Name: Rembah Sayap Hitam

Chinese Name: 黑翅鹟鵙

Range: Breeding Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo.

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

Size: 13.5-14.5 cm

Identification: Similar to Pied Triller but easily separated by smaller size and lack of white wing-patch and supercilium. Male has uniform black upperparts and white underparts. Female has browner upperparts. Juvenile resembles female and has browner wash across upper breast.

Similar looking species: Pied Triller

Habitat: Forest, forest edge, freshwater swamp forest and mangroves.

Behaviour/Ecology: Flies short sorties to snap prey out of the air and returning to the same, typically exposed perch.

Local Status: Rare visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Past records in our database:

Showing only accepted records. Note that records currently under review are also not displayed, and the list may not be a full list of records of this species in Singapore. For more details, check the database here.

References:

BirdLife International. (2016). Hemipus hirundinaceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22706772A94089151.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.

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