This migratory flycatcher has a small, declining population and breeding range, which is also severely fragmented, as a result of the destruction of temperate, mixed deciduous forests. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
13 cm. Small flycatcher with black-bordered, orange-red throat, breast and flanks. Females and first-winter birds have dark base to bill and paler, slightly browner upperparts. Similar spp. Red-throated Flycatcher F. parva male has reddish-orange area limited to throat and top of breast and lacks black border. Voice Song is short, sweet sweet-eet sweet-eet-did-he. Calls sharp chak and rattling purr.
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Sashikumar. C., Praveen J., Palot, M. J. and Nameer, P. O. 2011. Birds of Kerala: Status and Distribution. DC Books, Kottayam.
Zarri, A. A.; Rahmani, A. R. 2004. Wintering records, ecology and behaviour of Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra (Hartert & Steinbacher). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 101(2): 261-268.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Derhé, M., Gilroy, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ficedula subrubra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Vulnerable|
|Family||Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)|
|Species name author||(Hartert & Steinbacher, 1934)|
|Population size||1500-7000 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||8,300 km2|
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