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African Blue Flycatcher
Alternative name: Blue Crested Flycatcher
Females and immatures
Polytypic. Consists of two subspecies. Sometimes considered a superspecies with the White-tailed Blue-Flycatcher, E. albicauda.
Open secondary forest, mangrove, swampy or riverine forests, and wooded savannas, cleared and abandoned fruit and cocoa plantations.
The diet includes insects which can be hawked or gleaned.
It builds a compact, cup-shaped nest. 1-2 white eggs are laid and incubated by the female. Both parents feed the young, with assistance from nonbreeding adults or immatures in the group.
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