Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher (Ficedula strophiata) - HBW 11, p. 135

French: Gobemouche à bavette orange German: Zimtkehlschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Gorgirrojo
Other common names: Orange-gorgeted/Orange-breasted Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Siphia Strophiata Hodgson, 1837, Nepal.
Dark-plumaged birds from W Himalayas sometimes separated as race euphonia. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • strophiata (Hodgson, 1837) - breeds Himalayas from W Himachal Pradesh E to NE India (E Arunachal Pradesh, S Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland), C & S China (SE Xizang E to SW Gansu, Shaanxi, W Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou and N & W Yunnan), SE Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills) and W & N Myanmar; non-breeding also S China (W & S Yunnan, Guangxi), C & S Myanmar and NW & N Thailand.
  • fuscogularis (Stuart Baker, 1923) - E Laos and C Vietnam (S Annam).