Scientific Name: Cyanoptila cumatilis
Malay Name: Sambar-Berlau Rengkung Biru
Chinese Name: 琉璃蓝鹟
Range: 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 (BirdLife International 2016)
- 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 (Zappey's Flycatcher)
BirdLife International. (2016). Cyanoptila cumatilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103758091A104207051.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.). Zappey's Flycatcher. Retrieved on June 4, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/zappeys-flycatcher.