Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher / Hanoi-Sept. 2017

Again a nice autumn migration season for this scarce species in Hanoi with many (at least 8-10) sightings (1st one 1st Sept) both in Vuon nhan and Bach Thao. In the video above, the dark lower mandible-tip indicate this is a 1st winter bird.Cyornis brunneatus breeds in southeast China and spends the winter in peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo. It is uncommon even in its core range and virtually unrecorded in Vietnam outside Hanoi!The IUCN lists the species as Vulnerable because of the loss of mature primary lowland forest throughout its range.