Mangrove Blue Flycatcher


Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN
Common name: Mangrove blue flycatcher
Scientific name: Cyornis rufigastra
Type: Bird
Diet:  flies, small bees, ants, termites, aphids and other small invertebrates
Length: 14 – 15 cm
Weight: 12.5 – 18 g

The mangrove blue flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

This species ranges from Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore to Sumatra, Borneo, Anambas Island, Sulawesi and the Philippines. In Singapore, it is mainly confined to Pulau Tekong and occasionally in Pulau Ubin.

The mangrove blue flycatcher is strictly confined to mangrove forests and the adjacent vegetation only.


  1. BirdLife International. 2016. Cyornis rufigastra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016
  2. (Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum)
  3. Clement, P. & Christie, D.A. (2018). Mangrove Blue-flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
  4. Photo by Samson Tan (Digital Nature Archive)


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