[Hong Kong] Bird ID (TPK)

Bird ID (TPK)

Good morning.

I shot this bird by chance at Tai Po Kau on Sunday. It moved actively among a big bird wave.  This bird only stayed in sight very briefly.  I can’t be sure about its size but guess it’s about 13cm.

Anyone has idea what it is please?


[ Last edited by birder_Fai at 8/06/2021 09:05 ]


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8/06/2021 09:04

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Looks like Hainan Blue Flycatcher male
香港觀鳥會 HKBWS


pied bush chat, a cat 3 species.


Thank you gents for sharing thoughts!

I was almost convinced that it’s a Hainan blue.  But if the plumages on the breast, belly and under tail can still be seen as grey against the sunlight, Hainan blue’s wings and back should still appear to be blue (rather than black).

Pied bushchat is possible but the one I saw seems lacking the white patch on the wing.

Anyway, I will keep Hainan blue, pied bushchat and also Jerdon’s bushchat in mind next time I check out that place again.


TPK is not the habitat of Pied Bushchat.... They are not forest birds.

I agree with Ivan that it is a Hainan Blue Flycatcher.

Pls kindly check p166 (Pied Bushchat) and p196 (Hainan BF) of Birds of HK and South China


Thanks wcaptain for your views.

I’ll take it as a Hainan BF.