Scientific Name: Cyanoptila cumatilis
Malay Name: Sambar-Berlau Rengkung Biru
Chinese Name: 琉璃蓝鹟
Found from Siberia, northeast China to North Korea and winter to Southeast Asia
Size: 18 cm
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 (BirdLife International 2016)
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.
BirdLife International. (2016). Cyanoptila cumatilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.