Old World flycatchers

Old World flycatchers

February 6, 2022

The Old world flycatchers are large but also small group of passerine birds divided into the typical old-world flycatchers and the African flycatchers. These birds range from about 3 to 9 inches long and they are medium sized. They have colors varying from black, brown to white and blue with some red at times. The males are females all have the same colors. The males usually are brighter than the females just like in other bird species.

The birds get their food mostly insets by moving in complex maneuvers. They have small feet and short legs. Uganda has about 59 species of this bird family out of the 274 in the entire world.

African Forest-Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae

Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscata

Ashy Flycatcher Muscicapa caerulescens

Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos

White-bellied Robin-Chat Cossyphicula roberti

Archer’s Robin-Chat Cossypha archeri

Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi

Dusky-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa comitata

Silverbird Empidornis semipartitus

Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus

African Gray Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus

White-eyed Slaty-Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri

Gray-throated Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus griseigularis

Gray Tit-Flycatcher Myioparus plumbeus

Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra

Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat Cossypha cyanocampter

Swamp Flycatcher Muscicapa aquatica

Chapin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu

African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta

European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca

Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis

Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis

Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia

Northern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis edolioides

Southern Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina

Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata

White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata

Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax

Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis

Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus

Cassin’s Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini

Gray-winged Robin-Chat Cossypha polioptera

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