- Megabyas flammulatus
Male - black head, back and tail, white underparts.
Female - brown back, grey/brown head and posterior neck and white underparts with brown stripes.
Male on left, Female on right
Photo by Steve G
Kakamega Forest, Kenya
, July, 2011
Western Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)
Megabyas flammulatus has two subspecies:1
Dry and moist lowland forests.
Has a habit of wagging it's tail from side to side when perched
The diet includes insects.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
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