Data for:
Henry's island, IN (21.572, 88.243)
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Passeriformes > Muscicapidae

Brown-breasted Flycatcher

Muscicapa muttui

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Dull but rather cute flycatcher, with large white-framed eyes. Dark brown above and white below with a gray head, brown flanks, and two distinct dark “moustache” lines. Similar in general structure and patterning to Asian Brown Flycatcher, but Asian Brown’s migratory form is much grayer and lighter-colored, with weaker “moustache” stripes and less of a brown wash on the flanks, as well as weaker contrast between the head and back. Brown-breasted breeds in mid- to high-elevation broadleaf forests and winters in lowlands and foothills. Exhibits typical flycatching behavior, swooping out from a perch in the middle to lower levels of forest. Song is quiet and simple, a phrase of brief whistles.

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