SPECIES

Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis whitei Scientific name definitions

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

Demography and Populations

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Introduction

Population densities vary a lot across the range, from common over hilly areas of Thailand (12); uncommon to locally common in Peninsular Malaysia (21, 45); uncommon or scarce in parts of Guangxi, China (46), and in north-eastern India (17, 14).

Measures of Breeding Activity

Over half of 15 nests recorded in a study in Khao Yai National Park failed due to nest predation (47).

Life Span and Survivorship

Life span is estimated to be 3.2 years (48).

Disease and Body Parasites

A species of trombiculid mite Odontacarus audyi (Radford, 1946) has been recorded from individuals in Vietnam (49).

Causes of Mortality

Nest predation is found to be a common incident in Khao Yai National Park, but no nest predator species has been identified (44).

Population Status

The population size has not been quantified (48) although not quantified, is believed to be stable, with no declines or significant threats identified (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