Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Slaty-blue Flycatcher (Ficedula tricolor) - HBW 11, p. 143

French: Gobemouche bleu-ardoise German: Dreifarbenschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Tricolor

Taxonomy: D[igenea]. tricolor Hodgson, 1845, Nepal.
Muscicapa leucomelanura is a synonym. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • tricolor (Hodgson, 1845) - W & C Himalayas of N Pakistan and Kashmir E to C Nepal and SW China (SW Xizang).
  • minuta (Hume, 1872) - Himalayas from C & E Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh and W Assam) and S China (SE Xizang).
  • cerviniventris (Sharpe, 1879) - NE India (Meghalaya, E Nagaland and SE Assam S to Mizoram) and W Myanmar; non-breeding in NE Bangladesh.
  • diversa Vaurie, 1953 - breeds C China (S Gansu S to Yunnan), W & N Myanmar and N Vietnam (W Tonkin); non-breeding S China (S Yunnan), N Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).