Rufous-gorgeted flycatcher

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Rufous-gorgeted flycatcher
A rufous-gorgeted flycatcher—a small passerine bird with a dark grayish-brown crest and wings, a light gray underbody, a bluish face and chest with a small spot of reddish-orange under a short pointed beak—is perched on a branch in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India.
in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Ficedula
F. strophiata
Binomial name
Ficedula strophiata
(Hodgson, 1837)

The rufous-gorgeted flycatcher (Ficedula strophiata) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The rufous-gorgeted flycatcher is also common in the northern Kachin State of Myanmar, in temperate forest areas near boreal mountains. They spend winters in places like Thailand, North Laos, and Vietnam, and the Himalayas are a major breeding range. As the name denotes, they are known for their reddish brown color with a distinctly colored patch on their throat. [2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ficedula strophiata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Renner, Swen C., and John H. Rappole. “Description of First Basic Plumage of Three Muscicapid Species Found in the Southeastern Sub-Himalayan Foothills, With Notes on Their Taxonomy and Ecology - Descripción Del Primer Plumaje Básico De Tres Especies De Muscicapidae Del Piedemonte Sub-Himalayo Del Sudeste, Con Notas Sobre Su Taxonomía y Ecología.” Ornithological Monographs, vol. 70, no. 1, 2011, pp. 142–152. JSTOR, JSTOR,