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Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo by kctsang
Singapore, October 2006
Cyornis brunneatus


15 cm

  • Brown back, wings, and tail
  • Brown-buff breast
  • White mottled throat
  • Tan eye-ring
  • Pale yellow lower mandible


Photo by SeeToh
Former Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore, October 2014

Asia: China, India, Nicobar Islands
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Singapore, Borneo


This is a monotypic species.

It was formerly considered conspecific with Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher and both were formerly placed in genus Rhinomyias.


Bamboo undergrowth, low bushes in broadleaved evergreen forests; secondary forest and forest edges between 600 -1,600 m.



The diet includes insects which are hawked aerially.


A cup-shaped nest is built in a shallow tree-cavity.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International
  4. Answers.com

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