Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Hill Blue Flycatcher|
|French||Gobemouche de White|
|Serbian||Brdska plava muharica|
|Spanish (Spain)||Papamoscas pechiclaro|
|Turkish||Bambu Mavi Sinekkapanı|
Wich'yanan Limparungpatthanakij revised and standardized the account's content with Clements taxonomy.
Cyornis whitei Harington, 1908
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Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis whitei Scientific name definitions
Version: 1.1 — Published August 18, 2021
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
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Songs consists of sweet, variable melodious warbling sequences typical of Cyornis, usually starting with thin “si” or “tsi” notes (19). Recalls Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (C. tickelliae) and Indochinese Blue Flycatcher (C. sumatrensis) but phrases longer, more complex and rapidly delivered (20, 21, 19). Contains fewer notes per phrase, more descending (11) and overall higher pitched than that of Large Blue Flycatcher (C. magnirostris) (17). C. w. coerulifrons sings a cadence of five disyllabic notes (three sharply down scale, and fourth and fifth about halfway back up scale).
Both members of pair sing in duet and often intersperse song with loud, harsh “tak” notes (7, 17) resembling a typical call. Other calls include scolding “trrt-trrt-trrt” (21, 19, 1) and hard “chek-chek” (42). Adults of both sexes utter short, whistled song in the context of alarm (22, 20, 21).
Female is usually less vocal than male (43).
The sound of mandibles snapping from Hill Blue Flycatcher catching a prey is often audible.