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White-tailed Crested Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: White-tipped Crested Flycatcher

Elminia albonotata

Identification

13 cm. Black wings and crest, grey overall, white belly, rump and the underside of the long tail, black bill, dark brown eye and grey legs.

Distribution

Eastern Africa.

Taxonomy

There are three subspecies:

Formerly placed in genus Trochocercus as Trochocercus albonotatus.

Habitat

Evergreen montane forest and surrounding shrubland and bamboo.

Behaviour

The diet includes flies, ants, moths and spiders.

A small nest is built in the fork of a branch and 2 eggs are laid. The female incubates the eggs and the male feeds the chicks once they hatch. Chicks fledge after 15 days.

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