Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Zappey's Flycatcher

The BirdForum thread here refers to Cyanoptila cumatilis, previously recognised as part of the "Blue and White Flycatcher" group but now afforded full species status by Leader and Cary.

Back in March this year myself and Chris Collins had a "Zappey's" in Suan Rot Fai, so if I follow Leader and Cary (which I will!) this constitutes a new species for the local patch, bringing the patch list to 118, of which 12 are Muscicapa or Fedicula flycatchers.

It's always nice to get an armchair tick.

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