Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis whitei Scientific name definitions

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

Diet and Foraging

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Main Foods Taken

Feeds on arthropods and presumably other small invertebrates.

Food Capture and Consumption

Usually sallies for flying insects from low perch (7, 1), especially in shady areas of evergreen forest (21, 26, 14). Often descends to capture preys on ground.


Major Food Items

Food items recorded are mainly flies (Diptera), but also takes small beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea) (14), and orthopteran insects. Also takes mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) from provided at stakeout.

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