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African Grey Flycatcher

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'''Alternative name: Large Flycatcher; Large Grey Flycatcher''' '''Alternative name: Large Flycatcher; Large Grey Flycatcher'''
[[Image:African Grey FlycatcherMH.jpg|thumb|500px|right|Photo by {{user|Mick+Harris|Mick Harris}} <br /> [[Tanzania]], November, 2017]] [[Image:African Grey FlycatcherMH.jpg|thumb|500px|right|Photo by {{user|Mick+Harris|Mick Harris}} <br /> [[Tanzania]], November, 2017]]
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See here for [[Muscicapa epulata]] (Little Grey Flycatcher) See here for [[Muscicapa epulata]] (Little Grey Flycatcher)
==Identification== ==Identification==
-[[Image:Large_Flycatcher.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Photo by {{user|balticbird|balticbird}} <br /> [[Ethiopia]], February 1997]]+14 cm (5½ in)
 +*Grey upperparts, sides of head, neck, scapulars and uppertail-[[Topography#General Anatomy|coverts]]
 + 
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
 +[[Image:Large_Flycatcher.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Photo by {{user|balticbird|balticbird}} <br /> [[Ethiopia]], February 1997]]
[[Africa]]:<br /> [[Africa]]:<br />
'''Western Africa''': [[Liberia]], [[Ivory Coast]], [[Ghana]], [[Cameroon]], [[Central African Republic]], [[Equatorial Guinea]], [[Gabon]], [[Congo]]<br /> '''Western Africa''': [[Liberia]], [[Ivory Coast]], [[Ghana]], [[Cameroon]], [[Central African Republic]], [[Equatorial Guinea]], [[Gabon]], [[Congo]]<br />
'''Eastern Africa''': [[South Sudan]], [[Ethiopia]], [[Somalia]], [[Kenya]], [[Uganda]], [[Tanzania]], [[Zambia]] '''Eastern Africa''': [[South Sudan]], [[Ethiopia]], [[Somalia]], [[Kenya]], [[Uganda]], [[Tanzania]], [[Zambia]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +Like all members of the genus [[:Category:Bradornis|Bradornis]] this species is sometimes included in [[:Category:Melaenornis|Melaenornis]] as ''Melaenornis microrhynchus''<sup>[[#References|[2]]]</sup>.
 +====Subspecies====
Five subspecies recognized.<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup><br /> Five subspecies recognized.<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup><br />
*''B. m. neumanni'': *''B. m. neumanni'':
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Sometimes ''Bradornis pumilus'' is split from this species, called Little Grey Flycatcher, Ethiopian Flycatcher or Small Grey Flycatcher. Sometimes ''Bradornis pumilus'' is split from this species, called Little Grey Flycatcher, Ethiopian Flycatcher or Small Grey Flycatcher.
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-Like all members of the genus [[:Category:Bradornis|Bradornis]] this species is sometimes included in [[:Category:Melaenornis|Melaenornis]] as ''Melaenornis microrhynchus''<sup>[[#References|[2]]]</sup>. 
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Dry country. +Dry country, open thornbush and scrub, including acacia.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-It is generally to be found in pairs or small family groups.+They are generally to be found in pairs or small family groups.
 +====Diet====
 +Their diet consists of caterpillars, insect larvae, moths, grasshoppers and beetles.
==References== ==References==
#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Avibase #{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Avibase
 +#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)
{{ref}} {{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|flycatcher+microrhynchus}} <!--- Comment: attempt at making the search inclusive of both genus names ---> {{GSearch|flycatcher+microrhynchus}} <!--- Comment: attempt at making the search inclusive of both genus names --->
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Bradornis]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Bradornis]]

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Alternative name: Large Flycatcher; Large Grey Flycatcher

Photo by Mick Harris  Tanzania, November, 2017
Photo by Mick Harris
Tanzania, November, 2017
Bradornis microrhynchus

Includes: Little Grey Flycatcher (or Ethiopian or Small Grey Flycatcher)
See here for Muscicapa epulata (Little Grey Flycatcher)

Contents

[edit] Identification

14 cm (5½ in)

  • Grey upperparts, sides of head, neck, scapulars and uppertail-coverts

[edit] Distribution

Photo by balticbird  Ethiopia, February 1997
Photo by balticbird
Ethiopia, February 1997

Africa:
Western Africa: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo
Eastern Africa: South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia

[edit] Taxonomy

Like all members of the genus Bradornis this species is sometimes included in Melaenornis as Melaenornis microrhynchus[2].

[edit] Subspecies

Five subspecies recognized.[1]

  • B. m. neumanni:
  • B. m. pumilus:
  • B. m. burae:
  • B. m. microrhynchus:
  • B. m. taruensis:

Sometimes Bradornis pumilus is split from this species, called Little Grey Flycatcher, Ethiopian Flycatcher or Small Grey Flycatcher.

[edit] Habitat

Dry country, open thornbush and scrub, including acacia.

[edit] Behaviour

They are generally to be found in pairs or small family groups.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of caterpillars, insect larvae, moths, grasshoppers and beetles.

[edit] References

  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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

[edit] External Links

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