Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher

Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher  Rhinomyias nicobaricus


  • Rhinomyias : Greek word rhis- nose;. Latin word  myias- flycatcher
  • Nicobaricus : From Nicobar Island, India

Distribution in India: Resident in Nicobar and Great Nicobar Island in India

Description:  Size of 14–15 cm. It is a medium-sized to large, plump brownish flycatcher with long hook-tipped bill and short rounded wings. The adult has plain brown head with pale buffish or tawny eyering and supraloral line and pale fulvous-brown cheeks. The upperparts are brown, rufous edgings on rump and tail feathers, rufous edgings on slightly darker brown flight-feathers. The chin and throat are white, breast is brown with darker barring, flanks are paler brown, rest of underparts are white except buff or peachy undertail-coverts and underwing-coverts. The iris is dark brown; bill is blackish, mandible is yellowish; legs are pinkish. The sexes are alike in plumage; female on average is smaller than male. The juvenile is similar to adult, but has buff feather tips on upperpart. 

Habitat: It is found in forest and forest edge, both primary and secondary, and dense bushes and thickets.

Food Habits It eats insects. It is usually solitary. It forages in lower canopy and bushes and lower levels of forest trees and also on ground.

Breeding Habits:  No information