Species Details

@Tan Kok Hui

Pale Blue-flycatcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Eumyias thalassinus
Family : Muscicapidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Pale Blue Flycatcher is a small bird with a remarkable sexual dimorphism (length 16 cm, weight 21 g, wing 8 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 7 cm approximately). The adult male looks pale blue from above and greyish-blue from below. Its forehead, supercilium and shoulders are shining blue and the tail is deep blue. It has dusky lores, pale blue throat, blue breast and whitish belly.The adult female is olive-brown from above and greyish from below. It has brown wings, rufous-brown uppertail-coverts and tail, greyish-white centre of the belly and dark buff undertail- covert. It has pale lores and eye-ring. It feeds chiefly on insects. It breeds in 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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Tan Kok Hui (www.inaturalist.org/people/Tan Kok Hui ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Jani Sleutelmore information, please contact us.