What Is The Scientific Name Of Palawan Blue Flycatcher? (ANSWER)
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF PALAWAN BLUE FLYCATCHER – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of this bird species.
It is a bird species under the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.
The bird is endemic to Palawan, Balabac, Culion and Calauit in the Philippines where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
It occurs in lowland submontane dry primary forest and second growth, to 1,000 meters.
It falls under the Near Threatened category of the IUCN Red List because the bird is suspected to be in moderately rapid population decline due to habitat loss.
The binomial name of Palawan Blue Flycatcher is Cyornis lemprieri.
Cyornis is a genus of flycatchers under the subfamily Niltavinae and the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The genus is derived from the two Greek terms kúanos which means “blue or cyan“, and ornis, which means “bird“, forming the term which means “blue bird”
The species also share the same specific epithet with the Thornback skate (Scientific name Dentiraja lemprieri).