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White-bellied Blue-Flycatcher Picture
 
 

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SPECIES INFO

The White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Cyornis pallipes, is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

This is an insectivorous species which breeds in the Western Ghats of southwest India.

The White-bellied Blue Flycatcher breeds in forest undergrowth and ravines. It nests on a rock ledge and lays four eggs.

The White-bellied Blue Flycatcher is 15cm long. It is an upright long-tailed flycatcher. The male has bright blue upperparts, head and breast, and the rest of the underparts are white.

Females are completely different, with brown upperparts, a grey head and red breast. The rest of their underparts are white.

Juvenile birds have brown upperparts, scaly on the head and breast, with just the belly being whitish.

The call is a soft rambling series of trills going up and down with sibilant whistling notes interspersed.





                                     



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