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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Flycatchers

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Muscicapidae

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The family of Flycatchers occurs in Africa, Europe and Asia. Many species are long-distance migrants. The body length ranges from 9 cm to 20 cm. Flycatchers have relatively long legs and are often strikingly colored. They mainly eat insects, but also plant-based foods.

Pogonocichla

     stellata - White-starred Robin (4)

Swynnertonia

     swynnertoni - Swynnerton's Robin (5)

Stiphrornis

     erythrothorax - Western Forest Robin (4)
     sanghensis - Sangha Forest Robin

Sheppardia

     bocagei - Bocage's Robin (1)
     cyornithopsis - Lowland Akalat (2)
     aequatorialis - Equatorial Akalat (1)
     sharpei - Sharpe's Akalat (1)
     gunningi - East Coast Akalat (1)
     gabela - Gabela Akalat (1)
     montana - Usambara Akalat (1)
     lowei - Iringa Akalat (1)

Erithacus

     rubecula - European Robin (10)

Luscinia

     akahige - Japanese Robin (4)
     komadori - Ryukyu Robin (3)
     svecica - Bluethroat (7)
     calliope - Siberian Rubythroat (2)
     pectoralis - White-tailed Rubythroat (3)
     ruficeps - Rufous-headed Robin (1)
     obscura - Black-throated Blue Robin (2)
     pectardens - Firethroat (1)
     brunnea - Indian Blue Robin (1)
     cyane - Siberian Blue Robin (1)
     indica - White-browed Bush-Robin (3)
     hyperythra - Rufous-breasted Bush-Robin (1)
     johnstoniae - Collared Bush Robin (3)
     cyanura - Orange-flanked Bush Robin (6)
     chrysaea - Golden Bush Robin (3)
     sibilans - Rufous-tailed Robin (1)
     luscinia - Thrush Nightingale (3)
     megarhynchos - Common Nightingale (7)

Irania

     gutturalis - White-throated Robin (2)

Cossyphicula

     roberti - White-bellied Robin-Chat (2)

Cossypha

     isabellae - Cameroon Mountain Robin (1)
     archeri - Archer's Ground Robin (3)
     anomala - Olive-flanked Ground Robin (1)
     caffra - Cape Robin-Chat (7)
     humeralis - White-throated Robin-Chat (3)
     polioptera - Grey-winged Robin-Chat (1)
     cyanocampter - Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat (1)
     semirufa - Rüppell's Robin-Chat (1)
     heuglini - White-browed Robin-Chat (4)
     natalensis - Red-capped Robin-Chat (3)
     dichroa - Chorister Robin-Chat (4)
     heinrichi - White-headed Robin-Chat (1)
     niveicapilla - Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat (3)
     albicapilla - White-crowned Robin-Chat (6)

Xenocopsychus

     ansorgei - Angola Cave Chat (2)

Cichladusa

     arquata - Collared Palm Thrush (2)
     ruficauda - Rufous-tailed Palm Thrush (2)
     guttata - Spotted Palm Thrush (3)

Cercotrichas

     leucosticta - Forest Scrub Robin (1)
     barbata - Miombo Scrub Robin (1)
     quadrivirgata - Bearded Scrub Robin (1)
     signata - Brown Scrub Robin (1)
     hartlaubi - Brown-backed Scrub Robin (1)
     leucophrys - White-browed Scrub Robin (3)
     galactotes - Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (6)
     paena - Kalahari Scrub Robin (3)
     coryphaeus - Karoo Scrub Robin (2)
     podobe - Black Scrub Robin (3)

Namibornis

     herero - Herero Chat (1)

Copsychus

     albospecularis - Madagascar Magpie-Robin (3)
     sechellarum - Seychelles Magpie-Robin (2)
     saularis - Oriental Magpie-Robin (5)
     malabaricus - White-rumped Shama (6)
     luzoniensis - White-browed Shama (1)
     niger - White-vented Shama (1)
     cebuensis - Black Shama

Trichixos

     pyrropygus - Rufous-tailed Shama (2)

Saxicoloides

     fulicatus - Indian Robin (7)

Phoenicurus

     alaschanicus - Przevalski's Redstart (1)
     erythronotus - Eversmann's Redstart (2)
     caeruleocephala - Blue-capped Redstart (2)
     ochruros - Black Redstart (15)
     phoenicurus - Common Redstart (5)
     hodgsoni - Hodgson's Redstart (1)
     schisticeps - White-throated Redstart (2)
     auroreus - Daurian Redstart (3)
     moussieri - Moussier's Redstart (4)
     erythrogastrus - Güldenstädt's Redstart (2)
     frontalis - Blue-fronted Redstart (3)

Hodgsonius

     phaenicuroides - White-bellied Redstart (2)

Rhyacornis

     fuliginosa - Plumbeous Water Redstart (2)
     bicolor - Luzon Water Redstart (2)

Chaimarrornis

     leucocephalus - White-capped Redstart (3)

Myiomela

     leucura - White-tailed Robin (2)
     diana - Sunda Robin (2)

Cinclidium

     frontale - Blue-fronted Robin (2)

Grandala

     coelicolor - Grandala (4)

Enicurus

     scouleri - Little Forktail (2)
     velatus - Sunda Forktail (4)
     ruficapillus - Chestnut-naped Forktail (3)
     immaculatus - Black-backed Forktail (1)
     schistaceus - Slaty-backed Forktail (1)
     leschenaulti - White-crowned Forktail (2)
     maculatus - Spotted Forktail (1)

Saxicola

     rubetra - Whinchat (7)
     macrorhynchus - White-browed Bush Chat (2)
     insignis - White-throated Bush Chat (3)
     dacotiae - Canary Islands Bush Chat (3)
     torquatus - Eurasian Stonechat (16)
     leucurus - White-tailed Stonechat (2)
     caprata - Pied Bush Chat (1)
     jerdoni - Jerdon's Bush Chat (3)
     ferreus - Grey Bush Chat (3)
     gutturalis - White-bellied Bush Chat (1)

Campicoloides

     bifasciatus - Buff-streaked Chat (2)

Oenanthe

     moesta - Red-rumped Wheatear (5)
     pileata - Capped Wheatear (5)
     bottae - Red-breasted Wheatear (1)
     heuglini - Heuglin's Wheatear (1)
     isabellina - Isabelline Wheatear (4)
     oenanthe - Northern Wheatear (12)
     phillipsi - Somali Wheatear (2)
     xanthoprymna - Kurdistan Wheatear (1)
     chrysopygia - Red-tailed Wheatear (1)
     pleschanka - Pied Wheatear (4)
     cypriaca - Cyprus Wheatear (7)
     hispanica - Black-eared Wheatear (5)
     deserti - Desert Wheatear (8)
     lugens - Mourning Wheatear (3)
     lugubris - Abyssinian Wheatear (3)
     finschii - Finsch's Wheatear (2)
     picata - Variable Wheatear (2)
     monticola - Mountain Wheatear (3)
     albonigra - Hume's Wheatear (1)
     leucopyga - White-crowned Wheatear (2)
     leucura - Black Wheatear (7)
     monacha - Hooded Wheatear (3)

Cercomela

     sinuata - Sickle-winged Chat (1)
     schlegelii - Karoo Chat (3)
     fusca - Brown Rock Chat (1)
     tractrac - Tractrac Chat (2)
     familiaris - Familiar Chat (5)
     scotocerca - Brown-tailed Rock Chat (1)
     dubia - Sombre Rock Chat (1)
     melanura - Blackstart (2)
     sordida - Moorland Chat (1)

Myrmecocichla

     tholloni - Congo Moor Chat (1)
     aethiops - Anteater Chat (2)
     formicivora - Ant-eating Chat (4)
     nigra - Sooty Chat (1)
     melaena - Rüppell's Black Chat (1)
     albifrons - White-fronted Black Chat (2)
     arnotti - Arnot's Chat (3)

Thamnolaea

     cinnamomeiventris - Mocking Cliff Chat (3)
     semirufa - White-winged Cliff Chat (1)

Pinarornis

     plumosus - Boulder Chat (2)

Monticola

     rupestris - Cape Rock Thrush (3)
     explorator - Sentinel Rock Thrush (4)
     brevipes - Short-toed Rock Thrush (4)
     angolensis - Miombo Rock Thrush (1)
     saxatilis - Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (5)
     rufocinereus - Little Rock Thrush (1)
     solitarius - Blue Rock Thrush (6)
     rufiventris - Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush (3)
     cinclorhynchus - Blue-capped Rock Thrush (1)
     gularis - White-throated Rock Thrush (1)

Pseudocossyphus

     imerina - Littoral Rock Thrush (2)
     sharpei - Forest Rock Thrush (4)

Fraseria

     ocreata - Fraser's Forest Flycatcher (1)
     cinerascens - White-browed Forest Flycatcher (1)

Melaenornis

     brunneus - Angola Slaty Flycatcher (2)
     fischeri - White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher (3)
     chocolatinus - Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher (1)
     annamarulae - Nimba Flycatcher (1)
     ardesiacus - Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher (1)
     edolioides - Northern Black Flycatcher (1)
     pammelaina - Southern Black Flycatcher (6)
     pallidus - Pale Flycatcher (3)
     infuscatus - Chat Flycatcher (2)
     microrhynchus - African Grey Flycatcher (3)
     mariquensis - Marico Flycatcher (5)
     silens - Fiscal Flycatcher (7)

Empidornis

     semipartitus - Silverbird (2)

Rhinomyias

     additus - Streak-breasted Jungle Flycatcher
     oscillans - Russet-backed Jungle Flycatcher
     brunneatus - Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher (2)
     olivaceus - Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher (1)
     umbratilis - Grey-chested Jungle Flycatcher (1)
     ruficauda - Rufous-tailed Jungle Flycatcher (1)
     colonus - Henna-tailed Jungle Flycatcher
     gularis - Eyebrowed Jungle Flycatcher (1)
     albigularis - White-throated Jungle Flycatcher (1)
     insignis - White-browed Jungle Flycatcher (1)
     goodfellowi - Slaty-backed Jungle Flycatcher (2)

Muscicapa

     striata - Spotted Flycatcher (9)
     gambagae - Gambaga Flycatcher (1)
     griseisticta - Grey-streaked Flycatcher (1)
     sibirica - Dark-sided Flycatcher (3)
     dauurica - Asian Brown Flycatcher (3)
     randi - Ashy-breasted Flycatcher (1)
     segregata - Sumba Brown Flycatcher
     muttui - Brown-breasted Flycatcher (2)
     ruficauda - Rusty-tailed Flycatcher (1)
     ferruginea - Ferruginous Flycatcher (1)
     caerulescens - Ashy Flycatcher (1)
     aquatica - Swamp Flycatcher (2)
     cassini - Cassin's Flycatcher (1)
     olivascens - Olivaceous Flycatcher (1)
     lendu - Chapin's Flycatcher (1)
     adusta - African Dusky Flycatcher (6)
     epulata - Little Grey Flycatcher (1)
     sethsmithi - Yellow-footed Flycatcher (1)
     comitata - Dusky-blue Flycatcher (1)
     tessmanni - Tessmann's Flycatcher (1)
     infuscata - Sooty Flycatcher (1)
     ussheri - Ussher's Flycatcher (1)
     boehmi - Böhm's Flycatcher (1)

Myioparus

     griseigularis - Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher (1)
     plumbeus - Grey Tit-Flycatcher (3)

Stenostira

     scita - Fairy Flycatcher (4)

Humblotia

     flavirostris - Humblot's Flycatcher (2)

Ficedula

     hypoleuca - European Pied Flycatcher (6)
     albicollis - Collared Flycatcher (4)
     semitorquata - Semicollared Flycatcher (3)
     zanthopygia - Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (2)
     narcissina - Narcissus Flycatcher (2)
     mugimaki - Mugimaki Flycatcher (1)
     hodgsonii - Slaty-backed Flycatcher (1)
     dumetoria - Rufous-chested Flycatcher (5)
     strophiata - Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher (1)
     parva - Red-breasted Flycatcher (8)
     subrubra - Kashmir Flycatcher (1)
     monileger - White-gorgeted Flycatcher (2)
     solitaris - Rufous-browed Flycatcher (2)
     hyperythra - Snowy-browed Flycatcher (2)
     basilanica - Little Slaty Flycatcher (2)
     rufigula - Rufous-throated Flycatcher (1)
     buruensis - Cinnamon-chested Flycatcher (1)
     henrici - Damar Flycatcher (3)
     harterti - Sumba Flycatcher
     platenae - Palawan Flycatcher (3)
     crypta - Cryptic Flycatcher
     disposita - Furtive Flycatcher
     bonthaina - Lompobattang Flycatcher
     westermanni - Little Pied Flycatcher (1)
     superciliaris - Ultramarine Flycatcher (1)
     tricolor - Slaty-blue Flycatcher (5)
     sapphira - Sapphire Flycatcher (1)
     nigrorufa - Black-and-orange Flycatcher (1)
     timorensis - Black-banded Flycatcher (1)

Cyanoptila

     cyanomelana - Blue-and-white Flycatcher (4)

Eumyias

     sordidus - Dull-blue Flycatcher (2)
     thalassinus - Verditer Flycatcher (2)
     panayensis - Turquoise Flycatcher (1)
     albicaudatus - Nilgiri Flycatcher (1)
     indigo - Indigo Flycatcher (2)

Cyornis

     hainanus - Hainan Blue Flycatcher (2)
     unicolor - Pale Blue Flycatcher (1)
     ruecki - Rueck's Blue-Flycatcher
     herioti - Blue-breasted Blue Flycatcher
     pallipes - White-bellied Blue Flycatcher (1)
     poliogenys - Pale-chinned Blue Flycatcher (1)
     banyumas - Hill Blue Flycatcher (5)
     tickelliae - Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (2)
     caerulatus - Sunda Blue Flycatcher (1)
     superbus - Bornean Blue Flycatcher (2)
     rubeculoides - Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher (3)
     turcosus - Malaysian Blue Flycatcher (1)
     rufigastra - Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (4)
     hyacinthinus - Timor Blue Flycatcher (2)
     hoevelli - Blue-fronted Blue Flycatcher (1)
     sanfordi - Matinan Blue Flycatcher (2)
     concretus - White-tailed Flycatcher (3)

Niltava

     davidi - Fujian Niltava (2)
     sundara - Rufous-bellied Niltava (2)
     sumatrana - Rufous-vented Niltava (1)
     vivida - Vivid Niltava (1)
     grandis - Large Niltava (3)
     macgregoriae - Small Niltava (5)

Muscicapella

     hodgsoni - Pygmy Flycatcher (3)

Culicicapa

     ceylonensis - Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher (1)
     helianthea - Citrine Canary-Flycatcher (2)

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