Rufous paradise flycatcher

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Rufous paradise flycatcher
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Rufous Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone cinnamomea) at Salibabu Island, Talaud Islands Regency, North Sulawesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Terpsiphone
Species: T. cinnamomea
Binomial name
Terpsiphone cinnamomea
(Sharpe, 1877)

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  • Zeocephus cinnamomeus

The rufous paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone cinnamomea) is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is found in Indonesia and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Alternate names for the rufous paradise flycatcher include the cinnamon paradise flycatcher.


Three subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • Luzon paradise-flycatcher (T. c. unirufa) - Salomonsen, 1937: Originally described as a separate species. Found in the northern Philippines
  • T. c. cinnamomea - (Sharpe, 1877): Found in the southern Philippines
  • Talaud paradise-flycatcher (T. c. talautensis) - (Meyer, AB & Wiglesworth, 1894): Originally described as a separate species. Found on the Talaud Islands (far northern Indonesia)