Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Monarch Flycatchers :: African Blue-Flycatcher

African Blue-Flycatcher Elminia longicauda

Described by: Swainson (1838)
Alternate common name(s): African Blue-flycatcher, Blue Flycatcher, Northern Fairy-flycatcher, Blue Fairy-flycatcher, Blue Crested-flycatcher, African Blue Flycatcher, Blue Fairy Flycatcher
Old scientific name(s): Errannornis longicauda


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W. to c. Africa;
Two main populations;
(1) S. Mauritania, s. Mali, Senegambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.
(2) Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, w. Angola, Central African Republic, s. Chad, s. Sudan, sw., n., and ne. Zaire, Uganda, w. Kenya and nw. Tanzania.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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