Scientific Name: Cyornis glaucicomans
Malay Name: Sambar-Biru Utara
Chinese Name: 中华仙鹟
Range: Found from western to central China and winters to mainland Southeast Asia.
Size: 14-15 cm
Identification: Male resembles Mangrove Blue Flycatcher but orange-rufous plumage extends from throat to upperbreast only with rest of underparts whitish and extensive brown wash on flanks. Female resembles Mugimaki Flycatcher but slightly bigger and has warmer brown upperparts without whitish wingbar, rufescent tail and pale buff throat that contrasts with orange-rufous breast and brown-washed flanks.
Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens, wooded areas and mangroves.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages mostly in the mid-stratum and understorey for insects.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
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Chinese Blue Flycatcher Cyornis glaucicomans Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2016). Cyornis glaucicomans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103762252A104350561.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Chinese Blue Flycatcher. Retrieved on November 29, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/chinese-blue-flycatcher.