Ferruginous Flycatcher

Scientific Name: Muscicapa ferruginea
Malay Name: Sambar-Kusam Api
Chinese Name: 棕尾褐鹟

Range:
Found from northeast Indian subcontinent, central China to Taiwan and winters Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

Size: 12.5-13 cm

Identification:
Adult has distinctive slaty-grey head, rufescent rump, uppertail-coverts and tail, rusty-rufous fringes on coverts/tertials and rusty-buff breast and flanks. Juvenile resembles adult but has buff streaks on crown, short rusty streaks on upper-mantle and scapulars and darkish scales/mottlings on throat-sides and breast.

Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens and wooded areas.

Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the middle and lower storeys usually near streams.

Local Status: Uncommon migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Venus Drive, Lower Pierce Boardwalk, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari and Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Muscicapa ferruginea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.