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Gambaga Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Aladdin
Assamo, Djibouti, Africa, September, 2019
Muscicapa gambagae


12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Brown forehead, crown and upperparts
  • Faint streaks on crown
  • Creamy lores and eyering
  • Brown ear-coverts and remiges


Africa: found from semi-arid southern Mali to Ghana, Kenya, Somalia and south-western Arabia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


They occupy woodland that is usually dry.



Their diet consists almost entirely of insects.


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

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