Brown-chested Jungle FlycatcherCyornis brunneatus is rarely recorded in coastal Shanghai but may breed inland at Tianma Mountain. Scroll below for posts in which Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher is mentioned. Photo: Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher, Cape Nanhui, Shanghai, September. (Craig Brelsford)
After nearly 10 years in Shanghai and countless visits to Cape Nanhui, I still occasionally score life birds there, a testament to the richness of the hot spot. Such was the case 4 Sept. with Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher. The bird, an adult, was in Microforest 1 (30.923889, 121.971635).
Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher is a scarce vagrant to the Shanghai coast. Cyornis brunneatus breeds in southeast China, including interior Shanghai and the Tianmu Mountains, and spends the winter in peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo.
The IUCN lists the species as Vulnerable because of the loss of mature primary lowland forest throughout its range.