Blueish bird, dark face
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The correct scientific name may be Eumyias sordidus.
It certainly looks like a Dull-blue Flycatcher (Eumyias sordidus)endemic to Sri Lanka but normally found at higher elevations than Columbo. The link below gives more detail
Doesn't really look all that much like E. sordidus. The tail on this bird is roughly body-length and clearly flared at the tip, the 'mask' covers the whole of the face and throat and to my eyes at least the bird is ash-grey, rather than blue. The bill is rather stout and long. Dull-blue Flycatcher should be quite decidedly bluish (see e.g. http://www.arkive.org/dull-blue-flycatcher/eumyias-sordidus/), with a tail shorter than the body length and ending in a squared-off (O, slightly notched) tip. The dark mask on DBF is restricted to the lores and the bill is relatively fine and short.
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Agree on altitude issue, not common below 900m. I wonder about the accuracy of ‘Colombo’ given the map pin is giving the location as somewhere NW of Svalbard in the high arctic; can’t imagine a bigger contrast.
I now agree that it is a Drongo and not a dull blue flycatcher, tail has to be Drongo and it was at Colombo Sri Lanka.Thanks
Lat/Lng: 7, 80
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