Pale blue flycatcher

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Pale blue flycatcher
Pale Blue-Flycatcher - Bhutan S4E0680 (18704121663).jpg
in Bhutan
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Cyornis
C. unicolor
Binomial name
Cyornis unicolor
Blyth, 1843

Cyornis cyanopolia Blyth, 1870

The pale blue flycatcher (Cyornis unicolor) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.[1]

It is superficially similar in appearance to the verditer flycatcher, but is paler blue, with greyish underparts from throat to vent, and a discontinuous black eye-patch. Both birds can often be found in the same locale.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Cyornis unicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Mlíkovský, Jiří (4 August 2011). "Nomenclatural notes on Cyornis and Rhinomyias flycatchers (Aves: Muscicapidae) of South-East Asia". Zootaxa (2985): 64–68.