Blue-throated Flycatcher
Cyornis rubeculoides
Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher
Cyornis rubeculoides

7th June, 2008
Possible regional races (polytypic)
-C. r. rubeculoides
Cyornis rubeculoides rubeculoides
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Blue-throated Flycatcher, Male
Blue-throated Flycatcher, Female
Kund, 42 Kms to Kedarnath, Uttaranchal, India, 19th Jun, 2006.
Adult Male
Negi's camp, 45 Kms to Kedarnath, Uttaranchal, India, 24th Jun, 2007.
Adult Female
1. The current range is more or less the same as assessed historically.
2. This pretty bird was met with only in the very early mornings. - Ed.

It is found throughout the Himalayas, visiting the plains of India in the cold season, and extending into Arakan and Tenasserim. It is rare in the south of India, but I have procured it both on the east and Western coast. It is tolerably common about Calcutta in the cold weather. I saw it frequently near Darjeeling, at from 4,000 to 6,000 feet of elevation. It usually sits quietly on a low branch, captures a few insects on the wing, and then moves off to another tree. Hutton obtained the nest at Mussooree, in the holes of banks, and in the clefts of rocks, made of moss lined with black fibres, and with four or five pale olive-green eggs, indistinctly clouded with rufous. The male has a pleasing song, which he warbles forth from the midst of some bush

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