Grey-streaked Flycatcher

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Scientific Name: Muscicapa griseisticta

Malay Name: Sambar-Kusam Lorek Utara

Chinese Name: 灰纹鹟

Range: Breeds in Siberia, northeast China to North Korea and winters to southern China, Vietnam, Philippines, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas and New Guinea

Taxonomy: Monotypic.

Size: 15 cm

Identification: Resembles Dark-sided Flycatcher and Brown-streaked Flycatcher but is larger and has clean whitish underparts with extensive, well-defined broad dark greyish streaks across entire breast and flanks and whitish undertail-coverts.

Similar looking species: Dark-sided Flycatcher, Brown-streaked Flycatcher

Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens, wooded areas and mangroves.

Behaviour/Ecology: Feeds primarily on insects. Often perches on tree branches from which it sallies forth to hawk insects in flight and returns to the same perch or to one nearby.

Local Status: Vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

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BirdLife International. (2018). Muscicapa griseisticta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Lim, K. S. (2009). The Avifauna of Singapore. Nature Society (Singapore).

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.