Asian Brown Flycatcher

Muscicapa dauurica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Code 4

ABFL

Code 6

MUSDAU

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Asian Brown Flycatcher has a range around the globe of around 10 million square kilometers. This bird is native to numerous countries throughout Asia and has also been seen in the United States, Finland, Sweden, Greece and Denmark. The population of the Asian Brown Flycatcher has not been quantified but there is not currently any concern that would indicate this bird is endangered or will become endangered within the next few years. The current evaluation for the Asian Brown Flycatcher is Least Concern due to lack of evidence that the population is declining.

SUMMARY

Overview

Asian Brown Flycatcher: Small gray-brown flycatcher with white underparts, gray-brown wash on sides, breast. Long gray-brown wings have faint, pale wing bar. Black bill with creamy pink base to lower mandible. Gray face has a white buff eye-ring, lores. Dark gray tail has white undertail coverts.


Range and Habitat

Asian Brown Flycatcher: Breeds in Japan, eastern Siberia, and the Himalayas. It is migratory and winters in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. Occasionally observed in outer Aleutians and other islands in the Alaskan chain. Found in deciduous, conifer, and mixed woodlands and open cultivated areas; prefers deciduous trees for foraging and nesting.

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Asian Brown Flycatcher SONGS AND CALLS

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Song is a series of whistles and short trills, "tzee-ti-ti-ti".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"seeet-seet"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Asian Brown Flycatcher is an extremely rare vagrant to Western Europe. Records have come from Britain, Denmark, and Sweden.
  • On October 3rd, 2007 one was discovered at Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, attracting hundreds of birdwatchers during its stay which lasted until dusk of the following day.
  • This bird is parasitised by the chewing louse Philopterus davuricae.
  • A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Samira Belous

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Lower mandibleX
The lower part of the bill.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X