Alternative names: Blue-fronted Flycatcher; Hoevell's Warbling Flycatcher; Hoevell's Flycatcher; Celebes Blue Flycatcher
- Eumyias hoevelli
15cm. A medium-sized Flycatcher with a large bill.
- Deep blue head, nape, chin and upper breast
- Brighter shining blue on forehead extending along side of crown to behind eye
- Olive-brown upperparts, including upperwings
- Blackish tail with rust-brown outer edges
- Deep orange lower breast, belly and undertail-coverts
- Black bill and legs
- Grey or grey-brown hood, greyish-buff chin and throat
- Rest of plumage similar to male
Juveniles are brownish with buff spots above and blackish bars and scaling below.
Moist montanes. Occurs between 1400 and 2300m.
Usually seen alone, in pairs or in mixed-species flocks. Easy to overlook and best found when it's singing.
There is little information about diet but includes small vertebrates.
Forages from undergrowth to lower middle levels of forest.
A resident species.
- Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/#Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2006. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553064
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Blue-fronted Blue Flycatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Blue-fronted_Blue_Flycatcher
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