Photo by Mybs
Cedarberg Wilderness area, 200 km's from Cape Town, South Africa
Alternative name: Dusky Alseonax
- Muscicapa adusta
At only 100-111 mm it is a relatively small flycatcher. It has a short tail which gives it a characteristic dumpy appearance. The adults are plain brown above with a grey-brown underside. The only facial marking is an indistinct narrow eye-ring.
Most of sub-saharan Africa
Western Africa: Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Swaziland
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)
- M. a. poensis ( obscura, albiventris, kumboensis, okuensis):
- Highlands of Cameroon; Bioko (Gulf of Guinea)
- M. a. pumila (grotei, subtilis, interposita, chyulu):
- Northern Kenya (Mount Marsabit region)
- Mountains of south-eastern Kenya (Taita Hills) to north-western Tanzania
- Highlands of southern and central Tanzania
- M. a. subadusta (angolensis):
This is a highland species which is typically found along forest edges and in wooded areas (including gardens).
They hawk for flying insects
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
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