Green-backed flycatcher

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Green-backed flycatcher
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Ficedula
F. elisae
Binomial name
Ficedula elisae
Weigold, 1922

Ficedula narcissina elisae

The green-backed flycatcher (Ficedula elisae) is a bird in the family Muscicapidae, which contains the Old World flycatchers.[1] It was long considered to a subspecies of the narcissus flycatcher, but morphological and acoustical differences between the two indicate they are instead separate species.[2] It breeds in northeastern China and winters in southeast Asia.[1]

"F. beijingnica", proposed as a separate species called Beijing flycatcher or Peking flycatcher, is now considered by experts to be the first-summer male of this species and thus no longer a valid taxon.


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2016). "Ficedula elisae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103769400A104316829. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103769400A104316829.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Zhang, Yan-Yun; Wang, Ning; Zhang, Jie; Zheng, Guang-Mei (August 2006). "Acoustic difference of narcissus flycatcher complex". Acta Zoologica Sinica. 52 (4): 648–654.