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Ferruginous Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Godwin Chan
Hong Kong, April 2020
Muscicapa ferruginea


Size-13cm (5.25in)
Differs from other Muscicapa flycatchers by rufous rump, uppertail coverts and buff rufous flanks. Head slaty grey, mantle brown, throat and upper breast whitish. Narrow orbital skin and narrow wing bars pale buff rufous. Shows indistinct rufous marking on lores.

Photo © by Mark Bruce
Hsitou Forest, Nantou, Taiwan, June 2008


Breeding in the Himalayas and southern China, wintering south through Nort-East India and SE Asia to the Greater Sundas.

Uncommon passage migrant to Singapore.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Forest and forest edges and scrub. Mid to high altitude forest.


Photo © by SeeToh
Former Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore, November 2013

Usualy solitary.

Frequents the middle and lower storeys especially near streams in shady gullies.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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