Asian Paradise-flycatcher

Indonesia : Seriwang Asia

Scientific name : Terpsiphone paradisi Linnaeus, 1758

Proposed races madzoedi (N Sumatra) and australis (S Sumatra) are included within affinis. Fourteen subspecies currently recognized.

Sub-species and Distribution: 

  • leucogaster (Swainson, 1838) – breeds W Tien Shan S to N Afghanistan, N Pakistan, NW & NC India and W & C Nepal; non-breeding E Pakistan and peninsular India.
  • saturatior (Salomonsen, 1933) – breeds E Nepal E to NE India, E Bangladesh and N Myanmar; non-breeding also Malay Peninsula.
  • paradisi (Linnaeus, 1758) – C & S India, C Bangladesh and SW Myanmar; non-breeding also Sri Lanka.
  • ceylonensis (Zarudny & Härms, 1912) – Sri Lanka.
  • nicobarica Oates, 1890 – C Nicobar Is.
  • incei (Gould, 1852) – breeds C, E & NE China, Russian Far East (S Ussuriland) and N Korea; non-breeding mainly SE Asia.
  • burmae (Salomonsen, 1933) – C Myanmar.
  • indochinensis (Salomonsen, 1933) – E Myanmar, S China (S Yunnan) and Thailand E to Indochina.
  • affinis (Blyth, 1846) – Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
  • procera (Richmond, 1903) – Simeulue I (off NW Sumatra).
  • insularis Salvadori, 1887 – Nias I (off NW Sumatra).
  • borneensis (E. J. O. Hartert, 1916) – Borneo.
  • floris Büttikofer, 1894 – Sumbawa, Flores, Lomblen, Alor (Lesser Sundas).
  • sumbaensis A. B. Meyer, 1894 – Sumba I (Lesser Sundas).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s