Species Details

@Mikael Bauer

Hill Blue-flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Cyornis magnirostris
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Hill Blue flycatcher is a medium-sized confusing flycatcher. Male is beautifully colored, with deep blue upperparts, orange throat and breast, and white belly. Note dark face and electric blue highlight on the forehead. Female is duller, and differs with range: mainland and Javan birds have a grayish head, gray-brown wings, rufous tail, and orangish underparts; Bornean birds are darker brown above as well as darker orange below. Very similar to closely-related Large Blue Flycatcher: note marginally smaller bill without a noticeable hooked tip, less contrastingly pale throat, and darker legs. Male Hill Blue Flycatcher has more orange on the throat and a dark blue rump. Breeds in hilly and mountain broadleaf thickets, often in areas with dense undergrowth; migratory bird winter at lower altitudes.
Distribution in Bangladesh
photo credit: Mikael Bauer(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Mikael Bauer),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:George Wagner(www.xeno-canto.org/George Wagner), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.