Mugimaki Flycatcher

Scientific Name: Ficedula mugimaki
Malay Name: Sambar Dada Jingga Utara
Chinese Name: 鸲姬鹟

Found from eastern Siberia, Sakhalin to northeastern China and winter to Japan, Korea, southern China and Southeast Asia


Size: 13-13.5 cm

Male resembles Yellow-rumped Flycatcher but white supercilium is shorter and starts behind eye, has bright rufous orange throat to upper belly and rest of underparts whitish. Female has greyish-brown upperparts with faint narrow whitish buff wingbar, buffish-orange throat to breast and faint or lacking supercilium. First-winter male resembles female but head-sides greyer, supercilium more pronounced, throat/breast brighter and uppertail-coverts mostly blackish.

Similar looking species: Chinese Blue Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Narcissus Flycatcher

Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens and wooded areas.

Behaviour/Ecology: Usually solitary at wintering grounds and forages frequently at the lower level but may also ascend to feed at the middle storey and canopy levels.

Local Status: Uncommon migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bidadari, Tuas South, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Kent Ridge Park and other suitable habitats.

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BirdLife International. (2016). Ficedula mugimaki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.