Scientific Name: Ficedula narcissina
Malay Name: Sambar Kunyit Timur
Chinese Name: 黄眉姬鹟
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.
Ecology/Behaviour: Forages at mid-level in typical flycatcher pattern for insects.
Local Status: Very rare vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Two confirmed records (both female birds) at Bidadari in Dec 2015 and Dairy Farm Nature Park in Nov 2017.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia