Kashmir Flycatcher (Ficedula subrubra) - HBW 11, p. 136
French: Gobemouche du Cachemire
Spanish: Papamoscas de Cachemira
Other common names: Himalayan Flycatcher, Kashmir Red-breasted Flycatcher
Taxonomy: Muscicapa parva subrubra E. J. O. Hartert and Steinbacher, 1934, Sri Lanka.
Originally named as Siphia hyperythra, but that name invalid, as preoccupied. Sometimes placed in genus Muscicapa. Probably forms a superspecies with F. parva; sometimes considered conspecific, but the two differ distinctly in plumage and wing structure. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in Himalayas of NE Pakistan (Neelum Valley) and Kashmir; non-breeding mainly Sri Lanka, also SW India.
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This long distance migrant chose its destination at the Botanical gardens of Ooty, a major tourist attraction place. I photograp
Locality Ooty, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
Subramanya_CK 38 weeks ago 3.8
Kashmiri Flycatchers are passage migratns to this locality and sightings are very rare. I found this one only for a day in a lak
Locality Mysore, Mysore District, Karnataka, India
Ragoorao 29 January 2010 2 years ago 3.5
Locality Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 8 January 2012 1 year ago 3
A male bird
Locality The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (Monotypic species)
vasanthan.p.j 22 March 2010 3 years ago 2.4
A male juvenile
Locality Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
Guy Poisson 4 January 2011 2 years ago 2.4