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African Dusky Flycatcher

Afrikaans name: Donkervlie√ęvanger

African Dusky Flycatcher

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Muscicapa adusta

The African Dusky Flycatcher is a small greyish-brown bird that is normally seen sitting quietly on a suitable perch on the edge of a bush or tree.

They are found in a variety of habitats including woodland, gardens, forest edges and riverine forest.

These Flycatchers are smallish birds with a length of 13 cm and a weight of 11 grams.

The African Dusky Flycatcher pairs for life. They nest in a hole in a tree and will re-use the nest year after year.


References and further reading

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 53

Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 90

Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Year Published: - Page: 187

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: 178

Geoff Lockwood's Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: Geoff Lockwood - Year Published: - Page: 138

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 602

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 601

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 370

List of South African Birds

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