No.561 Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana


Rank : 2
Summer Visitor
 ecies enjoys high popularity as the star among summervisitors; with the malefs glossy blue upperparts as well as its melodioussong | one of the top three songbirds in Japan | the bird justifies the highpopularity. The bird usually migrates here from Southeast Asia in late Aprilto start warbling in hill forests near streams. Until now, the earliestrecord of the birdfs warbling here is April 12, 1998 (at Hikagezawa,Ura-Takao). be the target for poaching, and careful conservation efforts arerequired.   The species is officially designated as the gBird of HachiojiCity,hand it is a symbol of the verdant Hachioji City (See the following foran account of the selection.)   ird of the Cityh,Blue-and-white Flycatcher has been selected as the Bird of Hachioji Citythrough the poll of residents, and the species was officially instituted tobecome thegBird of Hachioji Cityhon the anniversary of Hachiojifsmunicipalization on October 1, 1991.

Blue-and-white Flycatcher(Adult‰)

Blue-and-white Flycatcher (AdultŠ)

Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Immature‰)