Scientific Name: Cyanoptila cumatilis
Malay Name: Sambar Biru-Putih Cina
Chinese Name: 琉璃蓝鹟
Found from Siberia, northeast China to North Korea and winter to Southeast Asia
Size: 18 cm
Identification: Male resembles Blue-and-white Flycatcher but has less dark or more bluish head-sides, throat and breast. Female and first-winter male cannot be distinguished from Blue-and-white Flycatcher.
Similar looking species: Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Habitat: Forest, parks, gardens and wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages mainly at the mid-stratum and canopy levels for insects.
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
Location: There were two confirmed photographic records of male bird in Singapore: the first at Chestnut Trail in November 2006 and the second at Bidadari in November 2015. Probable females and first-winter males had been sighted at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Kent Ridge Park, Venus Drive, Bidadari, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Tuas South.