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Erythroceridae - Yellow Flycatchers

Livingstone's Flycatcher
Livingstone's Flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonii ©Francesco Veronesi (Creative Commons) Website

The Erythrocercidae family of passerines consists of just three species found in Africa. They are monotypic in its own family.They are:

Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii
Livingstone's Flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei

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Yellow Flycatchers Erythrocercidae

Family Account

Three small African 'flycatchers' in genus Erythrocercus have traditionally been little more than an obscure footnote.

Yellow Flycatchers Erythrocercidae

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Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii

HBW Species Account

Taxonomy: Pycnosphrys McCallii Cassin, 1855, Moonda River, Gabon. Forms a superspecies with E. holochlorus and E. livingstonei. Three subspecies recognized.

Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii

Species Account

The chestnut-capped flycatcher (Erythrocercus mccallii) is a species of bird in the family Erythrocercidae.

Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii

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Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii

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Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus

Species Account

The little yellow flycatcher (Erythrocercus holochlorus) is a species of bird in the Erythrocercidae family. It is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus

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Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus

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Taxonomy: Erythrocercus holochlorus Erlanger, 1901, Salole, Juba River, Somalia. Forms a superspecies with E. mccallii and E. livingstonei. Monotypic.

Little Yellow Flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus

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Livingstone's Flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei

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The Livingstone's flycatcher (Erythrocercus livingstonei) is a species of bird in the Erythrocercidae family. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Livingstone's Flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei

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Livingstone's Flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei

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Taxonomy: Erythrocercus Livingstonei G. R. Gray, 1870, Zumbo, Zambia-Mozambique border. Forms a superspecies with E. holochlorus and E. mccallii. Race thomsoni intergrades with francisi in Lisungwe Valley (Malawi). Three subspecies recognized.

Livingstone's Flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei

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