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Cyornis ruckii (Oustalet)

Rueck’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis ruckii)

Rueck’s Blue Flycatcher was described in 1881, it is so far known only from four specimens, two of which were collected at around 1917 or 1918 in the lowland forests of Sumatra, Indonesia while the other two are of doubtful origin.

The species reaches a length of about 17 cm, the males are bright dark blue on the upper side and have a white belly while the females are rufous brown.

Rueck’s Blue Flycatcher has not been found since the early 20th century and is most likely extinct.


edited: 16.05.2021