Zappey’s Flycatcher

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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

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

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)

Featured reports: Mar 2022


References:
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 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.