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Humblotia flavirostris Milne-Edwards and Oustalet, 1885. OTHER COMMON NAMES PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS HABITAT Occurs at forest edges, in secondary forest, and in plantations. Generally occurs below 3,950 ft (1,200 m). 5 in (14 cm). The sexes are colored similarly, with a brown back, wings, and tail, a white breast heavily streaked with brown, and a lighter streaked throat. Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia Vol. 11: Birds IV Family: Old World flycatchers Dull-blue flycatcher Eumyias sordida SUBFAMILY Muscicapinae TAXONOMY Eumyias sordida Walden, 1870.
Short whitish eye line. Legs long, bill relatively short, slightly decurved. Tall, coarse, open grassland. Often in wet areas. BEHAVIOR Usually solitary or in pairs. Scurries through dense grasses in a mouse-like manner. May form loose flocks in nonbreeding season. Male song, given during flight-display, is a nasal wheeze, followed by an explosive, liquid plook note. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS DISTRIBUTION Sub-Saharan Africa, southern Asia, from Indian subcontinent to China, Taiwan, most of mainland Southeast Asia.
5 in (15 cm). The sexes are colored similarly, with a dark-brown back, grayer belly, light under the rump, and buff on breast. DISTRIBUTION OTHER COMMON NAMES English: African forest-flycatcher; French: Gobemouche forestier; German: Waldschnäpper; Spanish: Papamoscas del Bosque. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS The body length is about 6 in (15 cm). The sexes are colored similarly, with upperparts dark-gray, the tail feathers black, and the underparts white with dark, dense, scalloped markings. The juvenile is more brown with some spotting.