The lack of a glossy black on throat, breast, ear-coverts and lores of this male supports Zappey’s Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cumatilis) over the Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) (no contrast between these areas). For more information see:
Paul J. Leader & Geoff J. Carey. Zappey’s Flycatcher Cyanoptila cumatilis, a forgotten Chinese breeding endemic. Forktail 28 (2012): 121–128. Available online.
Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of primary jungle
Date: 3rd December 2018
Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld
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