Grey-streaked Flycatcher

Scientific Name: Muscicapa griseisticta
Malay Name: Sambar-Kusam Lorek Utara
Chinese Name: 灰纹鹟

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


Size: 15 cm

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: Very rare vagrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Location: There is only one confirmed record from Poyan in April 1991.


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

BirdLife International. (2018). Muscicapa griseisticta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Lim, K. S., Chia, A., Yong, D. L., & Chew, J. (2009). The Avifauna of Singapore. Nature Society (Singapore).
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.