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Family: Muscicapidae


Old World Flycatchers


Muscicapidae is a family in the Order Passeriformes.
The 2011 Clements update brought some changes to this family. Some families were moved from the family Turdidae to the Old World Flycatchers (Alethe, Chamaetylas, Brachypteryx, Myophonus and Monticola) and the genus Cochoa was moved to the family Turdidae.

Family Muscicapidae viewedit

Genus Muscicapa viewedit
M. griseisticta Grey-streaked Flycatcher
M. sibirica Dark-sided Flycatcher
M. ferruginea Ferruginous Flycatcher
M. dauurica Asian Brown Flycatcher
M. randi Ashy-breasted Flycatcher
M. segregata Sumba Brown Flycatcher
M. muttui Brown-breasted Flycatcher
M. sodhii Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher
M. williamsoni Brown-streaked Flycatcher
M. adusta African Dusky Flycatcher
M. epulata Little Grey Flycatcher
M. sethsmithi Yellow-footed Flycatcher
M. striata Spotted Flycatcher
M. gambagae Gambaga Flycatcher
M. aquatica Swamp Flycatcher
M. cassini Cassin's Flycatcher
M. boehmi Böhm's Flycatcher
M. ussheri Ussher's Flycatcher
M. infuscata Sooty Flycatcher
M. comitata Dusky-blue Flycatcher

Genus Bradornis viewedit
B. mariquensis Mariqua Flycatcher
B. microrhynchus African Grey Flycatcher

Genus Agricola viewedit
A. pallidus Pale Flycatcher
A. infuscatus Chat Flycatcher

Genus Fraseria viewedit
F. cinerascens White-browed Forest Flycatcher
F. ocreata Fraser's Forest Flycatcher
F. griseigularis Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher
F. plumbea Grey Tit-Flycatcher
F. olivascens Olivaceous Flycatcher
F. ocreata Fraser's Forest Flycatcher
F. lendu Chapin's Flycatcher
F. caerulescens Ashy Flycatcher
F. tessmanni Tessmann's Flycatcher

Genus Namibornis viewedit
N. herero Herero Chat

Genus Empidornis viewedit
E. semipartitus Silverbird

Genus Melaenornis viewedit
M. silens Fiscal Flycatcher
M. ardesiacus Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher
M. annamarulae Nimba Flycatcher
M. edolioides Northern Black Flycatcher
M. pammelaina Southern Black Flycatcher
M. fischeri White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher
M. brunneus Angola Slaty Flycatcher
M. chocolatinus Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher

Genus Humblotia viewedit
H. flavirostris Humblot's Flycatcher

Genus Alethe viewedit
A. diademata White-tailed Alethe
A. castanea Fire-crested Alethe

Genus Cercotrichas viewedit
C. coryphoeus Karoo Scrub Robin
C. leucosticta Forest Scrub Robin
C. signata Brown Scrub Robin
C. quadrivirgata Bearded Scrub Robin
C. barbata Miombo Scrub Robin
C. podobe Black Scrub Robin
C. galactotes Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
C. paena Kalahari Scrub Robin
C. hartlaubi Brown-backed Scrub Robin
C. leucophrys White-browed Scrub Robin

Genus Copsychus viewedit
C. fulicatus Indian Robin
C. saularis Oriental Magpie-Robin
C. pyrropygus Rufous-tailed Shama
C. albospecularis Madagascar Magpie-Robin
C. sechellarum Seychelles Magpie-Robin
C. mindanensis Philippine Magpie-Robin
C. malabaricus White-rumped Shama
C. stricklandii White-crowned Shama
C. albiventris Andaman Shama
C. luzoniensis White-browed Shama
C. niger White-vented Shama
C. cebuensis Black Shama

Genus Anthipes viewedit
A. monileger White-gorgeted Flycatcher
A. solitaris Rufous-browed Flycatcher

Genus Sholicola viewedit
S. major Nilgiri Blue Robin
S. albiventris White-bellied Blue Robin

Genus Cyornis viewedit
C. concretus White-tailed Flycatcher
C. ruckii Rück's Blue Flycatcher
C. herioti Blue-breasted Blue Flycatcher
C. camarinensis Rufous-breasted Blue Flycatcher
C. hainanus Hainan Blue Flycatcher
C. pallidipes White-bellied Blue Flycatcher
C. poliogenys Pale-chinned Blue Flycatcher
C. unicolor Pale Blue Flycatcher
C. rubeculoides Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher
C. glaucicomans Chinese Blue Flycatcher
C. magnirostris Large Blue Flycatcher
C. whitei Hill Blue Flycatcher
C. banyumas Javan Blue Flycatcher
C. montanus Dayak Blue Flycatcher
C. kadayangensis Meratus Blue Flycatcher
C. caerulatus Sunda Blue Flycatcher
C. turcosus Malaysian Blue Flycatcher
C. lemprieri Palawan Blue Flycatcher
C. superbus Bornean Blue Flycatcher
C. tickelliae Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
C. sumatrensis Indochinese Blue Flycatcher
C. rufigastra Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
C. omissus Sulawesi Blue Flycatcher
C. kalaoensis Kalao Blue Flycatcher
C. brunneatus Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher
C. nicobaricus Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher
C. umbratilis Grey-chested Jungle Flycatcher
C. olivaceus Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher
C. ruficauda Rufous-tailed Jungle Flycatcher
C. pelingensis Banggai Jungle Flycatcher
C. colonus Sula Jungle Flycatcher

Genus Niltava viewedit
N. grandis Large Niltava
N. macgrigoriae Small Niltava
N. davidi Fujian Niltava
N. sundara Rufous-bellied Niltava
N. sumatrana Rufous-vented Niltava
N. oatesi Chinese Vivid Niltava
N. vivida Taiwan Vivid Niltava

Genus Cyanoptila viewedit
C. cyanomelana Blue-and-white Flycatcher
C. cumatilis Zappey's Flycatcher

Genus Eumyias viewedit
E. sanfordi Matinan Blue Flycatcher
E. hoevelli Blue-fronted Blue Flycatcher
E. hyacinthinus Timor Blue Flycatcher
E. oscillans Flores Jungle Flycatcher
E. stresemanni Sumba Jungle Flycatcher
E. sordidus Dull-blue Flycatcher
E. albicaudatus Nilgiri Flycatcher
E. indigo Indigo Flycatcher
E. thalassinus Verditer Flycatcher
E. additus Streaky-breasted Jungle Flycatcher
E. panayensis Turquoise Flycatcher

Genus Cossyphicula viewedit
C. roberti White-bellied Robin-Chat

Genus Cossypha viewedit
C. isabellae Mountain Robin-Chat
C. archeri Archer's Robin-Chat
C. anomala Olive-flanked Robin-Chat
C. caffra Cape Robin-Chat
C. humeralis White-throated Robin-Chat
C. cyanocampter Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat
C. semirufa Rüppell's Robin-Chat
C. heuglini White-browed Robin-Chat
C. natalensis Red-capped Robin-Chat
C. dichroa Chorister Robin-Chat
C. heinrichi White-headed Robin-Chat
C. niveicapilla Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat
C. albicapillus White-crowned Robin-Chat

Genus Xenocopsychus viewedit
X. ansorgei Angola Cave Chat

Genus Cichladusa viewedit
C. arquata Collared Palm Thrush
C. ruficauda Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush
C. guttata Spotted Palm Thrush

Genus Erithacus viewedit
E. rubecula European Robin

Genus Pogonocichla viewedit
P. stellata White-starred Robin

Genus Swynnertonia viewedit
S. swynnertoni Swynnerton's Robin

Genus Chamaetylas viewedit
C. poliocephala Brown-chested Alethe
C. polophrys Red-throated Alethe
C. choloensis Cholo Alethe
C. fuelleborni White-chested Alethe

Genus Stiphrornis viewedit
S. erythrothorax Forest Robin

Genus Sheppardia viewedit
S. polioptera Grey-winged Robin-Chat
S. poensis Short-tailed Akalat
S. bocagei Bocage's Akalat
S. cyornithopsis Lowland Akalat
S. aequatorialis Equatorial Akalat
S. sharpei Sharpe's Akalat
S. gunningi East Coast Akalat
S. gabela Gabela Akalat
S. montana Usambara Akalat
S. lowei Iringa Akalat
S. aurantiithorax Rubeho Akalat

Genus Leonardina viewedit
L. woodi Bagobo Babbler

Genus Vauriella viewedit
V. gularis Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher
V. insignis White-browed Jungle Flycatcher
V. albigularis White-throated Jungle Flycatcher
V. goodfellowi Slaty-backed Jungle Flycatcher

Genus Heinrichia viewedit
H. calligyna Great Shortwing

Genus Brachypteryx viewedit
B. hyperythra Rusty-bellied Shortwing
B. leucophris Lesser Shortwing
B. cruralis Himalayan Shortwing
B. sinensis Chinese Shortwing
B. goodfellowi Taiwan Shortwing
B. poliogyna Philippine Shortwing
B. erythrogyna Bornean Shortwing
B. saturata Sumatran Shortwing
B. montana Javan Shortwing
B. floris Flores Shortwing

Genus Heteroxenicus viewedit
H. stellatus Gould's Shortwing

Genus Larvivora viewedit
L. sibilans Rufous-tailed Robin
L. ruficeps Rufous-headed Robin
L. akahige Japanese Robin
L. tanensis Izu Robin
L. komadori Ryukyu Robin
L. namiyei Okinawa Robin
L. brunnea Indian Blue Robin
L. cyane Siberian Blue Robin

Genus Irania viewedit
I. gutturalis White-throated Robin

Genus Luscinia viewedit
L. luscinia Thrush Nightingale
L. megarhynchos Common Nightingale
L. phaenicuroides White-bellied Redstart
L. svecica Bluethroat

Genus Myophonus viewedit
M. blighi Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush
M. melanurus Shiny Whistling Thrush
M. glaucinus Javan Whistling Thrush
M. castaneus Sumatran Whistling Thrush
M. borneensis Bornean Whistling Thrush
M. robinsoni Malayan Whistling Thrush
M. horsfieldii Malabar Whistling Thrush
M. insularis Taiwan Whistling Thrush
M. caeruleus Blue Whistling Thrush

Genus Enicurus viewedit
E. scouleri Little Forktail
E. leschenaulti White-crowned Forktail
E. borneensis Bornean Forktail
E. maculatus Spotted Forktail
E. velatus Sunda Forktail
E. ruficapillus Chestnut-naped Forktail
E. immaculatus Black-backed Forktail
E. schistaceus Slaty-backed Forktail

Genus Calliope viewedit
C. pectardens Firethroat
C. obscura Blackthroat
C. calliope Siberian Rubythroat
C. pectoralis Himalayan Rubythroat
C. tschebaiewi Chinese Rubythroat

Genus Myiomela viewedit
M. leucura White-tailed Robin
M. diana Sunda Robin

Genus Cinclidium viewedit
C. frontale Blue-fronted Robin

Genus Tarsiger viewedit
T. cyanurus Red-flanked Bluetail
T. rufilatus Himalayan Bluetail
T. hyperythrus Rufous-breasted Bush Robin
T. indicus White-browed Bush Robin
T. chrysaeus Golden Bush Robin
T. johnstoniae Collared Bush Robin

Genus Ficedula viewedit
F. zanthopygia Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
F. elisae Green-backed Flycatcher
F. narcissina Narcissus Flycatcher
F. owstoni Ryukyu Flycatcher
F. mugimaki Mugimaki Flycatcher
F. sordida Slaty-backed Flycatcher
F. nigrorufa Black-and-orange Flycatcher
F. tricolor Slaty-blue Flycatcher
F. hyperythra Snowy-browed Flycatcher
F. hodgsoni Pygmy Flycatcher
F. strophiata Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
F. sapphira Sapphire Flycatcher
F. westermanni Little Pied Flycatcher
F. superciliaris Ultramarine Flycatcher
F. ruficauda Rusty-tailed Flycatcher
F. albicilla Taiga Flycatcher
F. subrubra Kashmir Flycatcher
F. parva Red-breasted Flycatcher
F. semitorquata Semicollared Flycatcher
F. hypoleuca European Pied Flycatcher
F. speculigera Atlas Flycatcher
F. albicollis Collared Flycatcher
F. riedeli Tanimbar Flycatcher
F. dumetoria Rufous-chested Flycatcher
F. platenae Palawan Flycatcher
F. disposita Furtive Flycatcher
F. rufigula Rufous-throated Flycatcher
F. henrici Damar Flycatcher
F. buruensis Cinnamon-chested Flycatcher
F. bonthaina Lompobattang Flycatcher
F. harterti Sumba Flycatcher
F. timorensis Black-banded Flycatcher
F. basilanica Little Slaty Flycatcher
F. crypta Cryptic Flycatcher
F. luzoniensis Bundok Flycatcher

Genus Phoenicurus viewedit
P. frontalis Blue-fronted Redstart
P. fuliginosus Plumbeous Water Redstart
P. bicolor Luzon Water Redstart
P. erythronotus Eversmann's Redstart
P. leucocephalus White-capped Redstart
P. alschanicus Przevalski's Redstart
P. coeruleocephala Blue-capped Redstart
P. moussieri Moussier's Redstart
P. phoenicurus Common Redstart
P. hodgsoni Hodgson's Redstart
P. schisticeps White-throated Redstart
P. erythrogastrus Güldenstädt's Redstart
P. ochruros Black Redstart
P. auroreus Daurian Redstart

Genus Monticola viewedit
M. rufocinereus Little Rock Thrush
M. rufiventris Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush
M. gularis White-throated Rock Thrush
M. cinclorhyncha Blue-capped Rock Thrush
M. brevipes Short-toed Rock Thrush
M. explorator Sentinel Rock Thrush
M. erythronotus Amber Mountain Rock Thrush
M. sharpei Forest Rock Thrush
M. imerina Littoral Rock Thrush
M. saxatilis Common Rock Thrush
M. solitarius Blue Rock Thrush
M. angolensis Miombo Rock Thrush
M. rupestris Cape Rock Thrush

Genus Saxicola viewedit
S. rubetra Whinchat
S. macrorhynchus White-browed Bushchat
S. insignis White-throated Bushchat
S. dacotiae Canary Islands Stonechat
S. rubicola European Stonechat
S. maurus Siberian Stonechat
S. stejnegeri Amur Stonechat
S. torquatus African Stonechat
S. tectes Reunion Stonechat
S. leucurus White-tailed Stonechat
S. caprata Pied Bushchat
S. jerdoni Jerdon's Bushchat
S. ferreus Grey Bushchat
S. gutturalis White-bellied Bushchat

Genus Campicoloides viewedit
C. bifasciatus Buff-streaked Chat

Genus Pinarornis viewedit
P. plumosus Boulder Chat

Genus Myrmecocichla viewedit
M. tholloni Congo Moor Chat
M. aethiops Northern Anteater Chat
M. formicivora Southern Anteater Chat
M. nigra Sooty Chat
M. melaena Rüppell's Black Chat
M. arnotti Arnot's Chat
M. collaris Ruaha Chat

Genus Thamnolaea viewedit
T. cinnamomeiventris Mocking Cliff Chat
T. semirufa White-winged Cliff Chat

Genus Emarginata viewedit
E. sinuata Sickle-winged Chat
E. schlegelii Karoo Chat
E. tractrac Tractrac Chat

Genus Pinarochroa viewedit
P. sordida Moorland Chat

Genus Oenanthe viewedit
O. oenanthe Northern Wheatear
O. seebohmi Atlas Wheatear
O. pileata Capped Wheatear
O. bottae Buff-breasted Wheatear
O. frenata Rusty-breasted Wheatear
O. isabellina Isabelline Wheatear
O. heuglini Heuglin's Wheatear
O. monacha Hooded Wheatear
O. deserti Desert Wheatear
O. hispanica Western Black-eared Wheatear
O. cypriaca Cyprus Wheatear
O. melanoleuca Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
O. pleschanka Pied Wheatear
O. albifrons White-fronted Black Chat
O. phillipsi Somali Wheatear
O. moesta Red-rumped Wheatear
O. melanura Blackstart
O. familiaris Familiar Chat
O. dubia Sombre Rock Chat
O. scotocerca Brown-tailed Rock Chat
O. fusca Brown Rock Chat
O. picata Variable Wheatear
O. leucura Black Wheatear
O. albonigra Hume's Wheatear
O. leucopyga White-crowned Wheatear
O. lugentoides Arabian Wheatear
O. lugubris Abyssinian Wheatear
O. finschii Finsch's Wheatear
O. lugens Mourning Wheatear
O. xanthoprymna Kurdish Wheatear
O. chrysopygia Red-tailed Wheatear


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase

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