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Fiscal Flycatcher

Afrikaans name: Fiskaalvlieƫvanger

Fiscal Flycatcher (Sigelus silens)

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Sigelus silens

The Fiscal Flycatcher is an attractive black and white bird that can be seen skulking in bushes or sitting on a branch on the edge of a bush.

It is smaller and less robust-looking than the Fiscal Shrike. The Fiscal Shrike tends to perch in more exposed places than the Fiscal Flycatcher.

The Fiscal Flyatcher inhabits of variety of habitats but it does have a requirement for trees and bushes.

Females are more brownish on their upperparts.

The Fiscal Flycatcher eats insects.

They nest in thick bushes.

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References and further reading

A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: O.P.M. Prozesky - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 252

A First Guide to South African Birds - 6th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1959 - Page: 55

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 55

Birds of Southern Africa - Kruger National Park - Author: Kenneth Newman - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 188

Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 91

Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Year Published: - Page: 189

Birds of the Transvaal - Author: Tarboton, Kemp and Kemp - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 219

Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 67

Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 186

Garden Birds in South Africa - Author: Duncan Butchart - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 93

Geoff Lockwood's Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: Geoff Lockwood - Year Published: - Page: 77

Ian Sinclair's Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair - Year Published: 1988 - Page: 262

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Year Published: 1984 - Page: 364

Newman's Birds of Southern Africa - 7th Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 364

Newman's Garden Birds - Author: Ken Newman - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 82

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Dr. Austin Roberts - Year Published: 1949 - Page: 282

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 461

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Year Published: 1981 - Page: 474

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 607

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 342

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 368

Southern African Bird Names Explained - Author: Charles Clinning - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 130

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 156

List of South African Birds

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