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Mugimaki Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by mohbhorn
Vachirabenjatas Park, Bangkok, Thailand

Alternative name: Robin Flycatcher

Ficedula mugimaki


Photo © by jweeyh
Singapore, December 2018

12·5–13·5 cm (5-5¼ in)

  • Black upperparts
  • Short white supercilium
  • White wing-patch
  • White edges to the tertials
  • White at the base of the outer tail-feathers
  • Orange red breast and throat
  • White belly and undertail-coverts


  • Grey-brown above
  • Pale orange-brown breast and throat
  • No white in the tail
  • One or two pale wingbars
  • Faint or absent supercilium

Young males

  • Similar to the female but have a brighter orange breast, white in the tail and a more obvious supercilium.


Eastern Asia; breeding from central-southern Siberia east to north-eastern China and Sakhalin, and migrating to southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in winter; also frequent on migration in Korea, Japan and Thailand.

Accidental vagrant to Alaska with 1 record.


This is a monotypic species[1].


They breed in submontane broadleaf and conifer forests



Primarily insects; rarely also berries and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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