- Melaenornis chocolatinus
- Dark-brown upperparts
- Greyish belly
- Light under the rump
- Buffy breast.
Two subspecies usually recognized:
- M. c. chocolatinus:
- M. c. reichenowi:
- Highlands of western Ethiopia (Wallegha to Gimirra)
This species was formerly placed in genus Dioptrornis.
Humid, highland and mid-altitude forest and woods and coffee plantations to a height of 2,500m.
The diet includes flying insects which it hunts from a perch.
It builds a cup-shaped nest placed at a narrow fork of a horizontal tree branch. The clutch consists of 3 blue-grey, blotched eggs.
- 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.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 19 October 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Abyssinian_Slaty_Flycatcher