Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Ultramarine Flycatcher (Ficedula superciliaris) - HBW 11, p. 142

French: Gobemouche ultramarin German: Weißbrauenschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Ultramarino
Other common names: White-browed Flycatcher/Blue-flycatcher

Taxonomy: Muscicapa superciliaris Jerdon, 1840, India.
Races intergrade in C Himalayas (intermediates fairly frequent). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • superciliaris (Jerdon, 1840) - breeds E Afghanistan E to C Himalayas; non-breeding C & S India.
  • aestigma (J. E. Gray & G. R. Gray, 1847) - breeds C Himalayas E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, E Meghalaya, Manipur) and SC China (SE Xizang E to SW Sichuan and N Yunnan); non-breeding N & E India, C & E Myanmar, NW Thailand and S China (S Yunnan).