Grey-streaked flycatcher (Muscicapa griseisticta) vagrant in Singapore again

on 15th November 2021

The grey-streaked flycatcher  is believed to feed on insects, small invertebrates and berries. It breeds in North-East China, North Korea, Sakhalin and Kamchatka and winters in Borneo, the Philippines, Eastern Indonesia and New Guinea.  According to budding and promising birder Desmond Yap’s account, this flycatcher was last seen in Singapore in 1991. He had the magic touch of luck birders dream of when he spotted it at 2.30 pm on 9 November 2021, at a private plant nursery in Sembawang, Singapore. He posted these photos in his Facebook account.

Photo 1. Muscicapa griseisticta. The pale patch between its bill and eye is clearly visible.


Photo 2. The tell-tale white bar on its wing.


Photo 3. Large eye with a white eye-ring.


This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.


  1. Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 11. © 1996
  2. A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Ben King, Martin Woodcock and E.C. Dickinson © 1975
  3. A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia by Craig Robson © 2008

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