Rhinomyias brunneata Slater, 1897.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Brown-chested flycatcher, Chinese olive flycatcher; French: Gobemouche а poitrine brune; German: Weisskehl- Dschungelschnдpper; Spanish: Papamoscas Selvбtico de Gargantilla Blanca.
The body length is about 6 in (15 cm). The sexes are colored similarly, with a brown back, wings, and tail, a brown-buff breast, white throat, and tan eye-ring.
A migratory species that breeds in southeastern China and winters on the Malay Peninsula. It migrates through Thailand and perhaps the Nicobar Islands, and winters in parts of Malaysia and Singapore, and possibly parts of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.
Breeds and winters in dense stands of bamboo and shrubs within subtropical, broadleaf, evergreen forest, and mature second-growth forest. Occurs within an altitudinal range of 2,000–3,900 ft (600–1,200 m).
A migratory species. Pairs of breeding birds defend a territory. The song consists of a series of piping calls.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Searches from a perch for flying insects in the forest canopy.
Builds a cup-shaped nest in a shallow tree-cavity or at a narrow branch-fork.
Vulnerable. A rare and declining species because of widespread loss and fragmentation of its critical habitat. Its critical breeding, migratory, and wintering habitats must be identified and protected.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
None known, except for the economic benefits of birdwatching.
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