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.
Similar looking species: Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Green-backed Flycatcher, Mugimaki Flycatcher
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)
- FLY201: An overview of brown flycatchers in Muscicapidae (ID Articles)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Narcissus Flycatcher)
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Narcissus Flycatcher. Retrieved on May 31, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/narcissus-flycatcher.