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Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina elisae   - Female
Narcissus Flycatcher
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 3 October 2017
English synonyms:Narcissina Flycatcher, Elise’s Flycatcher (elisae), Beijing Flycatcher (elisae), Peking Flycatcher (elisae), Green-backed Flycatcher (elisae) , Ryukyu Flycatcher (owstoni)
Bird Family :Muscicapini - Old World Flycatchers & Niltavas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Female ‘Green-backed Flycatcher’ (F. n. elisae) feeding on fruit with other migratory flycatchers including a male Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia). Most fruit was taken by fly-past snatches.
Taxonomic Notes :The subspecies elisae is sometimes treated as a separate species Green-backed Flycatcher Ficedula (n.) elisae. However, a recent study recommends retaining it as a subspecies of F. narcissina:
Töpfer, T. Systematic notes on Asian birds. 60. Remarks on the systematic position of Ficedula elisae (Weigold, 1922).
Zool. Med. Leiden 80-5 (12), 21.xii.2006. 203-212.— ISSN 0024-0672.

Note that "Ficedula beijingnica", which was at one time regarded as a separate species called Beijing (or Peking) Flycatcher, is now considered to be the first-summer male of F. (n.) elisae and no longer a valid independent taxon.

The subspecies owstoni is sometimes treated as a separate species Ryukyu Flycatcher Ficedula (n.) owstoni.

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