Species Details

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Ultramarine Flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ficedula sapphira
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Ultramarine Flycatcher is a small passerine with remarkable sexual dimorphism, even as juveniles (length 10 cm, weight 7.5 g, wing 6 cm, bill 1.3 cm, tarsus 1.6 cm, tail 4.5 cm approximately). The male looks deep blue from above and entirely white from below. Its neck and sides of the breast are blue, crown is bright blue and the base of blue tail is white. The female looks grey-brown from above and whitish from below. It has grey-patches on the sides of the breast and dark grey rump, uppertail-coverts and tail. It feeds chiefly on flying insects. It breeds in April-July.
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: Abhay Kewat (www.inaturalist.org/people/Abhay Kewat ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Sandeep Ramzmore information, please contact us.