Scientific Name: Ficedula narcissina
Malay Name: Sambar Kunyit Timur
Chinese Name: 黄眉姬鹟
Range: Breeding in Sakhalin, Kuril Island, to Japan (except Ryukyu Island). Winters in Philippines to Borneo.
Size: 13-13.5 cm
Identification: Male resembles Yellow-rumped Flycatcher but has yellow supercilium, yellowish-white belly and small wing-patch without white line along edge of tertials. May shows orange flush on throat in spring. Female resembles Green-backed Flycatcher but much browner above with rusty-coloured wing linings and whiter below with variable dark scales/mottling on throat sides and breast.
Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens and wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages at mid-level in typical flycatcher pattern for insects.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2017)
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Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2017). Ficedula narcissina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T103769227A111166648.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Narcissus Flycatcher. Retrieved on December 6, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/narcissus-flycatcher.