Dark-sided Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica) - HBW 11, p. 115
French: Gobemouche de Sibérie
Spanish: Papamoscas Siberiano
Other common names: Siberian/Sooty Flycatcher; Himalayan Flycatcher (cacabata)
Taxonomy: Muscicapa sibirica J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Lake Baikal, Russia.
Geographical variation not well marked; in S Asia there is a cline of increasing darkness of upperparts from W to E, many individuals not assignable to race, and the recognition of more than one taxon (gulmergi and cacabata) from this area is questionable. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sibirica J. F. Gmelin, 1789 - breeds C & SE Siberia (E to Kamchatka), NE Mongolia, NE China (S to Nei Mongol, N Liaoning and Jilin), N Korea and Japan; non-breeding Taiwan, S China (Guangxi, Guangdong, S Fujian), Indochina and N Borneo.
- gulmergi (Stuart Baker, 1923) - breeds NE Afghanistan and N Pakistan (NW Himalayas).
- cacabata Penard, 1919 - breeds C & E Himalayas E to S China (S Xizang), Bhutan and NE India (Assam hills); non-breeding S Myanmar and S Thailand.
- rothschildi (Stuart Baker, 1923) - breeds C & S China (SE Qinghai, SE Gansu and S Shaanxi S to E Xizang and Sichuan), N & W Myanmar and NW Vietnam; non-breeding S China (SE Yunnan E to Guangdong), Indochina, Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Bird preening, begging, courtship feeding on winged-insect Locality Rokko Mountain Range, Hyogo Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
Charles McHugh 23 May 2009 4 years ago 55 sec 4.2
A ventral view of a bird perched, then flying away. Locality Ozyornoye, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (ssp sibirica)
Josep del Hoyo 19 June 2009 3 years ago 24 sec 3.8
A bird flycatching from a dead branch Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Josep del Hoyo 12 November 2004 6 years ago 31 sec 3.6
Autumn bird flycatching Locality Hebei, China (Northern)
tmspindle 24 September 2007 4 years ago 27 sec 1.7
Dark-sided Flycatcher, probably a first summer bird, migrant, Beidaihe, China.
Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 20 May 2007 4 years ago 4
A bird perched
Locality Gudalur, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 17 January 2012 1 year ago 3.7
Perched on a treetop
Locality Panoen Tong Campsite, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Michael Schmitz 15 February 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.6
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Marco Valentini 17 March 2013 11 weeks ago 3.5
A bird perched on top of a dead branch.
Pete Morris 1 July 2002 18 weeks ago 3.4
Perched in a tree
Locality Chong Yen, Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand
John A Thompson 13 January 2013 20 weeks ago 3
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