Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher

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

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

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.

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BirdLife International. (2016). Cyornis brunneatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. 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.