African Dusky Flycatcher

Birds in the Overberg, South Africa - Roberts 690
  • Thursday, 08 June 2017
  • Jeanette

Botanical Name:   Muscicapa adusta
Afrikaans name:  Donkervliegvanger

This small flycatcher frequents lush coastal and montane mist-belt regions and well wooded gardens. It is olive-grey above with a faintly streaked crown - buff-white eye-ring - below dusky with faint smudges (not streaks). It is quiet and unobtrusive and is usually noticed when hawking prey. Common summer visitor. Unobtrusive unless calling - the male and female differs completely.

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