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.
Similar looking species: Grey-streaked Flycatcher, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Brown-breasted 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.
Featured reports: Jul 2022, Aug 2022, Sep 2022, Oct 2022, Nov 2022, Dec 2022, Jan 2023, Feb 2023, Mar 2023
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Brown-streaked Flycatcher)
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Brown-streaked Flycatcher. Retrieved on May 29, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/brown-streaked-flycatcher.