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White-tailed Crested Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: White-tipped Crested Flycatcher

Elminia albonotata


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.


Eastern Africa.


There are three subspecies:

Formerly placed in genus Trochocercus as Trochocercus albonotatus.


Evergreen montane forest and surrounding shrubland and bamboo.


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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