Species Details


Tickell's Blue-flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cyornis banyumas
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher is a passerine with distinct sexual dimorphism (length 14 cm, weight 15 g, wing 7 cm, bill 1.5 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 5.5 cm approximately). The adult male looks indigo-blue from above and orange-rufous to white from below. Its forehead, supercilium and shoulders are azure-blue, throat and breast are orange, and flanks and belly are white. The female looks greyish-blue from above and white from below except the breast. It has whitish or dull bluish lores and orange breast. It feeds on insects, especially the dipterans. It breeds in April-August.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: robbythai (www.inaturalist.org/people/robbythai ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.