- Yamashina Institute for Ornitology
- 山階鳥類研究所研究報告 (ISSN:00440183)
- vol.34, no.2, pp.309-313, 2003-03-20 (Released:2008-11-10)
Two Chinese Blue-and-white Flycatchers Cyanoptila cyanomelana cumatilis, an adult male and a first winter male, were banded on Kuroshima, Mishima-mura, Kagoshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture (30°50'N, 129°56'E) on 27 and 28 September 1997, respectively. This is the first authentic record for this subspecies of Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana for Japan. The birds were probably migrants on their way to their wintering area. I showed the photos of the two birds, with the photos of C. c. cumatilis captured on China mainland and C. c. cyanomelana from Honshu, Japan for comparative identification.