Asian Brown Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher: Small gray-brown flycatcher with white underparts, gray-brown wash on sides, breast. Long gray-brown wings have faint, pale wing bar. Black bill with creamy pink base to lower mandible. Gray face has a white buff eye-ring, lores. Dark gray tail has white undertail coverts.
Range and Habitat
Asian Brown Flycatcher: 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. Occasionally observed in outer Aleutians and other islands in the Alaskan chain. Found in deciduous, conifer, and mixed woodlands and open cultivated areas; prefers deciduous trees for foraging and nesting.
The Asian Brown Flycatcher is an extremely rare vagrant to Western Europe. Records have come from Britain, Denmark, and Sweden.
On October 3rd, 2007 one was discovered at Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, attracting hundreds of birdwatchers during its stay which lasted until dusk of the following day.
This bird is parasitised by the chewing louse Philopterus davuricae.
A group of flycatchers has many collective nouns, including an "outfield", "swatting", "zapper", and "zipper" of flycatchers.
The Asian Brown Flycatcher has a range around the globe of around 10 million square kilometers. This bird is native to numerous countries throughout Asia and has also been seen in the United States, Finland, Sweden, Greece and Denmark. The population of the Asian Brown Flycatcher has not been quantified but there is not currently any concern that would indicate this bird is endangered or will become endangered within the next few years. The current evaluation for the Asian Brown Flycatcher is Least Concern due to lack of evidence that the population is declining.