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Chapin's Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Chapin's Alseonax

Fraseria lendu

Includes: Itombwe Flycatcher

Identification

12-13cm

  • Olive brown above
  • Pale grey below
  • Pale throat
  • Pale grey line above eye to bill
  • Dark iris
  • Blackish-brown bill surrounded by bristles

Distribution

Found in mountain ranges of north-eastern and eastern Zaire, south-western Uganda and western Kenya.

Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Muscicapa

Subspecies[1]

There are two subspecies:

  • F. l. lendu:
  • Mountains of north-eastern Zaire to south-western Uganda and western Kenya (Kakamega Forest)
  • F. l. itombwensis:
  • Eastern Zaire (Itombwe Mountains)

F. l. itombwensis is sometimes split as full species, Itombwe Flycatcher (or Itombwe Alseonax)[2].

Habitat

Moist montanes.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects.

Breeding

The nest is a deep cup made from vegetation and feathers.

Vocalisation

Call: thin, soft tsseet, tsseet and a short, buzzy trill.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. ARKive

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