Scientific Name: Muscicapa williamsoni
Malay Name: Sambar-Kusam Lorek Melayu
Chinese Name: 褐纹鹟
Found from southern Vietnam, Cambodia, southern Myanmar to northern Thai-Malay Peninsula with some northern population wintering to Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: williamsoni, umbrosa.
Local Subspecies: williamsoni
Size: 13 cm
Resembles Asian Brown Flycatcher but has distinct brownish streaks on breast, upper belly and flanks and broad buffy to orange-buff wing-fringing at upperwing coverts. Bill is also slightly larger with pale yellowish and usually dark-tipped lower mandible.
Similar looking species: Asian Brown Flycatcher
Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens and wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually solitary and aerial sally after insects from perches to which they return.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Venus Drive Carpark, Bidadari, Japanese Garden, Neo Tiew Lane 2, Mount Faber, Lorong Halus, Pasir Ris Park and any suitable habitat.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.