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Yellow-footed Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Yellow-footed Alseonax

Muscicapa sethsmithi


10·5 cm (4 in)

  • Bluish slate-grey head and upperparts (including ear-coverts, neck sides and scapulars)
  • Streaked forehead and crown


Western Africa: found in Guinea, southern Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: occurs only in western Uganda
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands; Bioko


This is a monotypic species[1].


Openings and clearings of primary lowland forests and older secondary growth.



Their diet consists almost entirely of tiny flying insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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