Scientific Name: Muscicapa williamsoni
Malay Name: Sambar-Kusam Lorek Melayu
Chinese Name: 褐纹鹟
Range: Found from southern Vietnam, Cambodia, southern Myanmar to northern Thai-Malay Peninsula with some northern population wintering to Malaysia, Singapore and Sumatra.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: williamsoni, umbrosa.
Local Subspecies: williamsoni
Size: 13 cm
Identification: 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.
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.
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa williamsoni Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Brown-streaked Flycatcher. Retrieved on December 4, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/brown-streaked-flycatcher.