Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis whitei Scientific name definitions

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


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Dense broadleaved evergreen and montane evergreen forests (41, 11) of hill-slopes, particularly where bamboo or understory vegetation is abundant (1, 17), from typically 400 m to at least 2,515 m above sea level (20, 19), but in Malaysia not recorded higher than 1,500 m (40). Note that it is generally found on low hills in the northern part of southern Thailand (7).

Habitat in Nonbreeding Range

Habitat in Migration

Presumed non-breeding visitors have been recorded in plains and at low elevations in migration (33, 15, 34, 36, 17) in both woodlands and more open habitats (19), including offshore islands (26) and city parks.

Habitat in Overwintering

Recorded in winter at sea level (20) in urban parks (15, 19) and mangroves.

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