Alternative names: White-bellied Flycatcher; White-vented Flycatcher; Celebes Flycatcher; Celebes Red-throated Flycatcher
- Ficedula rufigula
11-12 cm, a small flycatcher.
- Dark blue-grey forehead, crown and upperparts, including tail and upperwing-coverts
- Blackish flight-feathers and tertials
- Black lores, cheek and ear-coverts
- Rufous-orange chin and throat, fading over breast and flanks to white rest of underparts
- Bright turquoise-blue eyelid
- Dark grey-blue forehead to nape
- Pale buffish upper lores and eyering
- Dark brown mantle, back, scapulars, upperwings-coverts and edges of flight-feathers
- Rufous-brown rump to base of tail, rest of tail blackish-brown
- Underparts like male but duller and paler
Moist lowland forests to lower montane forest and secondary and swamp-forest.
Occurs up to 600 m, locally higher.
Diet largely unknown, but includes small invertebrates.
Forages in dense undergrowth and on the ground.
Mostly seen in pairs, sometimes singly. A skulking species, rarely seen.
Recently fledged juveniles recorded in September. No other information.
A resident species.
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- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Rufous-throated Flycatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Rufous-throated_Flycatcher