The Yellow-rumped Flycatcher is one of the most beautiful birds in
It is a brightly colored flycatcher of yellow, black and white with a
distinctive patch of yellow at the base of its tail providing it with its
English name. Females of the species are less brightly colored than males, but
still share the yellow rump, making them readily identifiable. It is also known
as the “Korean Flycatcher” and the “Tricolor Flycatcher”. China
As with all members of the flycatcher family, it is an insectivorous species that will perch and wait for flying insects to pass by. This species is also often seen foraging along tree branches and probing tree bark in a manner similar to a tit.
This species, like many of the flycatcher family, is highly migratory and travels far from its summer breeding grounds to spend winter. In summer, this bird breeds in East Asia including Western Japan,
Korea, and much of Northeast
China as far south as . Following its
fall migration, this species can be found in a wide range of South Asia as far
west as parts of Shandong
It shows a fondness for all types of forest for nest-building and breeding. India
All flycatchers make very neat, cup-shaped nests that are often lined with materials such as hair and decorated with moss.
All flycatchers sit on their perches with a distinctive posture. They sit upright with their bodies at close to a 90 degree angle to their perch. Other bird species perch with their bodies in a less upright position.