• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Pale Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Stub.png This article is incomplete.
This article is missing one or more sections. You can help the BirdForum Opus by expanding it.

Photo by rudydbn
Location: St. Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Alternative names: Pallid Flycatcher or locally Mouse-coloured Flycatcher

Agricola pallidus



Sub-Saharan Africa


An Old World flycatcher in the Muscicapidae Family (von Müller, 1851).
It's sometimes placed in the genus Melaenornis or in Bradornis.

Agricola pallidus has 13 subspecies:[1]

  • A. p. pallidus
  • A. p. parvus
  • A. p. bowdleri
  • A. p. bafirawari
  • A. p. duyerali
  • A. p. subalaris
  • A. p. erlangeri
  • Southern Somalia (Bardera and Serenli to Hanole)
  • A. p. modestus
  • A. p. murinus
  • A. p. aquaemontis
  • Central Namibia (Waterberg Plateau)
  • A. p. griseus
  • A. p. divisus
  • A. p. sibilans


Forest - subtropical/tropical dry; savanna - dry; shrubland - subtropical/tropical dry.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.1