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Mariqua Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Marico Flycatcher

Photo by rafiki
Savuti, Botswana, July 2017
Bradornis mariquensis


18 cm (7 in)

  • Mid-brown head, sides of neck and upperparts
  • Brownish or pale lores
  • Thin buff eyeright
  • Dark brown upperwing


Photo by Leon
Naboomspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa, July 2004

Southern Africa:
Western Africa: found in Angola
Eastern Africa: Zambia
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal


It's sometimes placed in the genus Melaenornis.


Bradornis mariquensis has three subspecies:[1]

  • B. m. acaciae
  • B. m. mariquensis
  • B. m. territinctus


Dry woodland savanna with acacia and tall thorns.



Their diet consists of a variety of insects, including termites, flies, black ants and beetles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2017)

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