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Mangrove Blue Flycatcher Cyornis rufigastra rufigastra   - Sonogram
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 20 August 2020
English synonyms:Mangrove Niltava, Tanahjampea Blue Flycatcher (djampeanus), Tanahjampea Jungle-flycatcher (djampeanus), Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher (omissus), Mangrove Jungle-flycatcher, Kalaotoa Blue Flycatcher (kalaoensis), Kalaotoa Jungle-flycatcher (kalaoensis)
Bird Family :Muscicapini - Old World Flycatchers & Niltavas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Sonogram of two variations of the song.

I saw 3 Mangrove Blue Flycatchers at this site; one a pair and another time a single adult female. Images show the adult female. These birds are easily missed in the shadows of the mangrove forest unless heard singing. I heard both male and female birds sing. Songs have much variation. The basic structure is described by Wells (2007) as dee dah fee po, but many more complex and longer songs also given and were heard. Songs are usually given 2-5 seconds apart and have a duration of 1.25-1.75 seconds. I also noted a clicking-like noise to show displeasure.

A call recording is here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/584006

- Amar

Taxonomic Notes :The taxon omissus is sometimes treated as a separate full species Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher Cyornis omissus. The taxon djampeanus is sometimes treated as a full species Tanahjampea Blue Flycatcher Cyornis djampeanus.
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