Birds of Sri Lanka: Cyornis tickelliae jerdoni

Cyornis tickelliae jerdoni (Tickell’s blue flycatcher/Orange-breasted Blue Flycatcher/Tickell’s Niltava)

Cyornis tickelliae

Tickell’s blue flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family. This is an insectivorous species which breeds in tropical Asia, from the Indian Subcontinent eastwards to Southeast Asia. Its range stretches across all the countries from India to Indonesia. They are blue on the upper parts and the throat and breast are rufous. They are found in dense scrub to forest habitats. The name commemorates the British ornithologist Samuel Tickell who collected in India and Burma (Source: Wikipedia)

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