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Zappey's Flycatcher Cyanoptila cumatilis   - Adult leaving nest
Zappey's Flycatcher
Photographer : © Yann Muzika
Location :Tangjiahe, Sichuan, China
Date : 18 May 2015
English synonyms:Blue-and-white Flycatcher, Blue & White Flycatcher, Blue and White Flycatcher, Blue-white Flycatcher
Bird Family :Muscicapini - Old World Flycatchers & Niltavas
Red Data Status :Unspecified
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species formerly considered conspecific with Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana. Breeds in central China.

Note that the name cumatilis was previously incorrectly ascribed to the taxon now known as Cyanoptila cyanomelana intermedia.

On present knowledge it is not possible to safely separate females and most immatures of C. cyanomelana and C. cumatilis away from the breeding grounds and out of the breeding season. Photographs of such birds are filed under C. cyanomelana for convenience and reference.

Leader, P.J., & Carey, G.J. (2012), Zappey's Flycatcher Cyanoptila cumatilis, a forgotten Chinese breeding endemic, Forktail 28: 121-128.

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