Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Timor Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis hyacinthinus) - HBW 11, p. 159

French: Gobemouche hyacinthe German: Hyazinthenblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Jacintino
Other common names: Blue-backed/Hyacinthine Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Muscicapa hyacinthina Temminck, 1820, no locality = Timor.
Placement in genus Niltava has been considered more appropriate for this species. Forms a superspecies with C. hoevelli and C. sanfordi. Population on Roti (off SW Timor) may belong to an as yet undescribed race. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • kuehni E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 - Wetar, in E Lesser Sundas.
  • hyacinthinus (Temminck, 1820) - Timor, Roti and Semau, in E Lesser Sundas.