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Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล

The Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The word Muscicapa comes from the Latin musca, a fly and capere, to catch. The specific dauurica refers to Dauria, an area of south-eastern Siberia named after a local nomadic tribe.

This is an insectivorous species which breeds in Japan, eastern Siberia and the Himalayas. It is migratory and winters in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia.

The correct specific epithet for this species is disputed.

Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล

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Description
This species is 13 cm long, including the cocked tail. It is similar in shape to the larger spotted flycatcher, but is relatively longer-tailed. The dark bill is relatively large and broad-based. The adult has grey-brown upperparts, which become greyer as the plumage ages, and whitish underparts with brown-tinged flanks. Young birds have scaly brown upperparts, head and breast.

Geographical variation
Although usually treated as monotypic if the brown-streaked flycatcher is not included, Rasmussen and Anderton, in Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide argue that populations in the Indian subcontinent and the Andaman Islands should be regarded as a separate subspecies, poonensis, from the nominate race which occupies most of the species' range.

They describe poonensis as paler and browner above, with a deeper bill, and mostly pale lower mandible, a more mottled throat, breast and flanks (in fresh plumage), less contrastingly white “spectacles” and throat, and perhaps a more rounded wing.

Behaviour Asian brown flycatcher is a common bird found in open woodland and cultivated areas. It nests in a hole in a tree, laying four eggs which are incubated by the female.

The male Asian brown flycatcher sings a simple melodic song during courtship.

Listen to the Asian Brown Flycatcher

Remarks from the Recordist

Before direct physical conflict (the same bird before XC195091). High-pitch calls are also recorded at 0:02. On migration in a famous urban stopover.

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This bird is parasitised by the chewing louse Philopterus davuricae.

Vagrancy
The Asian brown flycatcher is an extremely rare vagrant to Western Europe. Records have come from Britain, Denmark, and Sweden, and in addition, there are unproven claims from Ireland, Faeroe, and Norway.

Britain
On 3 October 2007 a first winter brown flycatcher was discovered at Flamborough Head, East Riding of Yorkshire which attracted hundreds of birdwatchers during its stay which lasted until dusk of the following day.[citation needed] This looks set to become the first accepted record. A previous record, on Fair Isle, on 1–2 July 1992 was regarded by the BOURC as not definitely of wild origin. A bird had also been claimed on Holy Island, Northumberland on 9 September 1956, but the identification was not accepted with beyond doubt.

Conservation status
Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 23 March 2018
Location: Suan Rot Fai, Bangkok



Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล
Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, นกจับแมลงสีน้ำตาล



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