SPECIES

Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis whitei Scientific name definitions

Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij, Peter Clement, and David Christie
Version: 1.1 — Published August 18, 2021

Breeding

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Phenology

Breeding season takes place from March to July (45). Adult carrying nesting materials and food items for young are recorded in late April and May in north-eastern India (17). Fledglings in northern Thailand have been observed in May (22). Birds in heavily spotted juvenile plumage in the Thai-Malay Peninsula have been recorded from at least April to late August (7).

Nest Site

Site Characteristics

Nest is a cup, usually placed low down in open cavity or hollow tree stump against trunk; occasionally on ground (19). Mean nest height of C. w. lekhakuni: 0.7 ± 0.4 (m ± SD; n=5) (44, 14).

Nest

Nest is an untidy cup made of moss and fine plant fibers (44, 14).

Eggs

Size

Average egg size is 19 × 14.6 mm (19).

Color and Surface Texture

Egg is buffish or pale sea-green in coloration, with brown speckles forming ring around broader end (19).

Clutch Size

Clutch sizes vary from 2–5 eggs (19, 14).

Recommended Citation

Limparungpatthanakij , W. L., P. Clement, and D. A. Christie (2021). Hill Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis whitei), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.hibfly1.01.1