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.
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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Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher Cyornis brunneatus Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
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.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher. Retrieved on December 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/brown-chested-jungle-flycatcher.