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Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher

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MalePhoto © by volker sthamerKibale forest, Uganda, July 2018
Photo © by volker sthamer
Kibale forest, Uganda, July 2018
Bias musicus


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto &copy by andy wilkesUganda
Photo &copy by andy wilkes

16 cm (6ΒΌ in)
Black crest and bill. Yellow eyes, legs and feet

  • Black upperparts, throat and bib
  • White wing patches


  • Bright chestnut back and tail

[edit] Distribution

West Africa: Sierra Leone to northern Angola, Zaire
East Africa: Uganda, Kenya to eastern Tanzania

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • B. m. musicus (feminina, pallidiventris):
  • B. m. changamwensis:
  • B. m. clarens:

[edit] Habitat

Dry and moist lowland forests and moist montane forest up to altitude of 1500 m.s.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of arthropods and some small vertebrates.

[edit] Vocalisation

A loud whistle; whitu-whitu-whitu.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2018)

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