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Grey Tit-Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name Lead-coloured flycatcher

Photo by rudydbn
Mkhuze Game Reserve, Natal, South Africa, September 2004
Myioparus plumbeus


14 cm

  • Slate-grey head, sides of neck, upperparts and scapulars
  • Blackish lores
  • White supraloral line and eyering
  • Outer tail feather is entirely white


Widespread throughout much of sub-saharan Africa:
Western Africa: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland


Placed in genus Fraseria by Clements.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • M. p. plumbeus:
  • M. p. orientalis:
  • M. p. catoleucum:


Riverine forest, mature woodland and savanna.



Their diet consists of insects, particularly beetles; caterpillars, moths, grasshoppers and ants etc.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)

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