Scientific Name: Cyornis brunneatus
Malay Name: Sambar-Hutan Cina
Chinese Name: 白喉林鹟
Range: Breeds in south to southeast China and winters to the Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
Size: 15 cm
Identification: Resembles Asian Brown Flycatcher but much bigger and has long stout bill with yellow mandible, whitish throat, brownish breast, rufescent tail and pinkish legs.
Similar looking species: Asian Brown Flycatcher, Brown-breasted Flycatcher
Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens and wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the lower storey.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Venus Drive, Lower Pierce Boardwalk, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Tuas South.
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher)
BirdLife International. (2016). Cyornis brunneatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103761460A94193481.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher. Retrieved on May 26, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/brown-chested-jungle-flycatcher.