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Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides (dialilaemus?)   - Male
Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher
Photographer : © Vijay Anand Ismavel
Location :Hathikhira Tea Estate, Karimganj District, Assam, India
Date : 13 March 2016
English synonyms:Blue-throated Flycatcher, Chinese Blue Flycatcher (glaucicomans), Chinese Flycatcher, Blue-throated Niltava
Bird Family :Muscicapini - Old World flycatchers & niltavas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I observed, recorded and photographed this male individual over 5 minutes. The sound recording is here:

I had observed and photographed another male individual of a different subspecies (Cyornis rubeculoides rubeculoides) at a location about 1 km from the present observation in March 2013. The present individual has a clear orange notch in its blue throat whereas the earlier one had a solid blue throat. - VAI

Taxonomic Notes :The race glaucicomans is sometimes regarded as a separate species: Chinese Blue Flycatcher Cyornis (r.) glaucicomans.
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