Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Malaysian Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis turcosus) - HBW 11, p. 155

French: Gobemouche malais German: Malaienblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Malayo

Taxonomy: Cyornis turcosa Brüggemann, 1877, Moeara Teweh (= Muarateweh), south-eastern Borneo.
Race rupatensis poorly differentiated (and degree of violet tinge on upperparts of male possibly an unreliable character, as individually variable). Two subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rupatensis Oberholser, 1920 - Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and W Borneo.
  • turcosus Brüggemann, 1877 - E Borneo.