644. Cyornis hyperythra malayana

(644) Cyornis hyperythra malayana.

The Malay Rufous-breasted Blue Flycatcher.

Muscicapula malayana Ogilvie-Grant, Bull. B. O. C, xix, p. 10 (1906) (Gunong Tahan, Malay Peninsula.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Both male and female differ from the Indian Rufous-breasted Flycatcher in being rather darker above but, more especially, in being more richly coloured below. The difference between the females is more marked than in the males.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding race. "Wing 58 to 61 mm., Bornean birds 52 to 56 mm.

Distribution. The Malay Peninsula, including the extreme South-west of Siam and Tenasserim, Sumatra, Borneo and Formosa. Birds from Java, which are very close indeed to those from Sumatra, have been separated by Robinson as C. h. vulcani.

Nidification. Not known.

Habits. The same as those of the Indian race.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
644. Cyornis hyperythra malayana
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
644
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
219
Common name: 
Malay Rufous Breasted Blue Flycatcher
M_ID: 
28258
M_SN: 
Ficedula hyperythra hyperythra
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3209

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