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Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike - BirdForum Opus

Hemipus hirundinaceus
Photo by mehdhalaouate
Location: Cibodas, West Java, October 2005


Photo © by dixonlau
Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, 25 May 2022


  • Black upperparts
  • Whitish underparts and rump


Photo by 996sps
Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia, May 2009

South-east Asia: found in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Bali and adjacent islands.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist lowland forests to 1,100m, freshwater swamp forest, mangroves and deep jungle.



The diet includes insects.


The cone shaped nest is made from lichens and spider webs. The clutch consists of 2 eggs. The young are fed by both adults.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill F, D Donsker & P Rasmussen (Eds). 2021. IOC World Bird List (v11.1). doi : 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Taylor, B. (2020). Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike (Hemipus hirundinaceus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bwfshr2.01
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