Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Scientific Name: Hemipus hirundinaceus
Malay Name: Rembah Sayap Hitam
Chinese Name: 黑翅鹟鵙

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


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 speciesPied Triller

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

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

Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Sighted at Central Catchment Forest (Jelutong Tower) on 12 Feb 2013 (Geoff Lim and Tan Zan Ji) and 23 August 2013 (Francis Yap) and Pulau Ubin (Chek Jawa) on 28 June 2014.


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

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2