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Photo © by Romy Ocon
Bauko, Mountain Province, Philippines, November 2006

Alternative names: Island Flycatcher; Island Verditer Flycatcher; Turqoise Warbling-flycatcher

Includes: Wallacean Warbling-flycatcher

Eumyias panayensis



Endemic to Southeast Asia: found in the Philippines, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Moluccas


Reference [4] notes that Moluccan taxa (subspecies septentrionalis, meridionalis, obiensis, harterti) were long treated as distinct from those in the Philippines. There are both vocal and plumage differences. It suggests elevating these as "Wallacean Warbling-flycatcher", E. septentrionalis.


Subspecies septentrionalis
Photo © by julienl
Lake Tambing, Lore Lindu NP, Sulawesi, Indonesia, May 2018

Clements recognises the following subspecies [1]:

  • E. p. septentrionalis: "Wallacean Warbling-flycatcher". Montane forests of north-central and south-eastern Sulawesi
  • E. p. meridionalis: "Wallacean Warbling-flycatcher". Montane forests of southern Sulawesi
  • E. p. obiensis: "Wallacean Warbling-flycatcher". Montane forests of Obi (southern Moluccas)
  • E. p. harterti: "Wallacean Warbling-flycatcher". Montane forests of Seram (southern Moluccas)
  • E. p. nigrimentalis: Northern Philippines (montane forests of Luzon and Mindoro)
  • E. p. panayensis: Central Philippines (montane forests of Negros and Panay)
  • E. p. nigriloris: Southern Philippines (montane forests of Mindanao)

Subspecies sanghirensis is no longer recognised [2]. Clements provisionally assigns an undescribed subspecies from Taliabu in the Sula Islands to septentrionalis (references [1], [3])


Mountain forests above 800 m



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  1. Avibase
  2. Discussion thread
  3. Eaton, JA, B van Balen, NW Brickle, FE Rheindt 2021. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago (Greater Sundas and Wallacea), Second Edition. Lynx Editions. ISBN978-84-16728-44-2

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