Species Details

@Tan Kok Hui

Rufous‑gorgeted Flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ficedula hyperythra
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher is an olive-brown passerine (length 13 cm, weight 13 g, wing 7 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 5 cm approximately). The male differs from the female in plumage colours. The male looks olive-brown from above and greyish-olive from below. It has a small rufous-patch at the centre of the grey breast. Its forehead and eyebrow are white and sides of the neck are dark slaty. It has black chin and upper throat, olive-brown flanks and ashy belly gradually turning white at the vent. The female has less distinct whitish forehead and eyebrow, ashy chin, pale-grey throat and olive-brown sides to the black tail. It feeds mainly on insects. It breeds in early April-June.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:photo credit: Tan Kok Hui (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Tan Kok Hui ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jani Sleutel(www.xeno-canto.org/Jani Sleutel), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.