Siberian Blue Robin

Scientific Name: Larvivora cyane
Malay Name: Murai-Kecil Biru-Putih
Chinese Name: 蓝歌鸲

Range:
Found from eastern Russia, northeast China, Japan to Korea and winter to southern China, Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: bochaiensis, cyane, nechaevi

Size: 13.5-14.5 cm

Identification: Male has dark blue upperparts, white underparts and pinkish legs. Female resembles male but has greyish-brown upperparts often with some dull blue on rump and uppertail-coverts, buffish-white throat and variably scaled throat-sides and breast. First-winter male resembles female but has more dull blue on upperparts.

Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens and wooded areas.

Behaviour/Ecology: Forages at the lowest under storey or on the forest floor. Usually seen bathing in forest streams at dusk.

Local Status: Uncommon migrant

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Venus Drive, Lower Pierce Boardwalk, Bidadari, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Tuas South.

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

Reference:
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia