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Dusky Alseonax

African dusky flycatcher, Muscicapa adusta

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Muscicapa adusta Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Muscicapidae Family
12 - 13 cm Length
Tropical montane moist  forest. dry  shrubland, savanna, plantations urban areas, rural gardens. Up to 3,400 m. Range:- Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, (South Africa:- Eastern Cape,  Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest Province.)South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

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 3 - 7 eggs, incubation 14 15 days, fledging  days. Clutch
Insects, spiders and berries. Food  
6466 TSN: 561232 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

AKA:- Afrikaans: Donkervlieevanger, Donkervlieëvanger
Czech: Lejsek horský
Danish: Mřrk Fluesnapper
German: Dunkelschnäpper
English: African Dusky Alseonax, African Dusky Flycatcher, Dusky Alseonax, Dusky Flycatcher, Dusky-brown Flycatcher, Little Grey Flycatcher
Spanish: Papamoscas Oscuro, Papamoscas Sombrío
Finnish: Vuoriharmaasieppo
French: Gobemouche brunâtre, Gobemouche cendré, Gobemouche sombre
Hungarian: natali légykapó
Italian: Pigliamosche fosco africano, Pigliamosche scuro
Japanese: afurikakosamebitaki, susuirosamebitaki
Japanese: アフリカコサメビタキ, ススイロサメビタキ
Latin: Alseonax adustus, Muscicapa adusta, Muscicapa minimus
Dutch: Kaapse Vliegenvanger
Norwegian: Smussfluesnapper
Polish: mucholówka myszata, muchołówka myszata
Portuguese: Papa-moscas-sombrio
Russian: Тёмная мухоловка
Slovak: muchár tmavý
Swedish: Mörkgrĺ flugsnappare
Swahili: Shore Kijivucheusi
Xhosa: Unomaphelana
Chinese: 暗鹟

Muscicapa adusta
Muscicapa adusta adusta
Muscicapa adusta albiventris
Muscicapa adusta angolensis
Muscicapa adusta chyulu
Muscicapa adusta djamdjamensis
Muscicapa adusta fuelleborni
Muscicapa adusta fuscula
Muscicapa adusta grotei
Muscicapa adusta interposita
Muscicapa adusta kumboensis
Muscicapa adusta marsabit
Muscicapa adusta mesica
Muscicapa adusta minima

  • Muscicapa adusta adusta: southern South Africa
  • Muscicapa adusta poensis: Highlands of Cameroon; Bioko (Gulf of Guinea)
  • Muscicapa adusta pumila: Mountains of s Sudan to Cameroon, Uganda and n Tanzania
  • Muscicapa adusta minima: Highlands of Eritrea and ne Ethiopia
  • Muscicapa adusta marsabit: N Kenya (Mt. Marsabit region)
  • Muscicapa adusta murina: Mountains of se Kenya (Taita Hills) to nw Tanzania
  • Muscicapa adusta fuelleborni: Highlands of s and central Tanzania
  • Muscicapa adusta subadusta: Angola to s Democratic Republic of the Congo, nw Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
  • Muscicapa adusta mesica: Zimbabwe (except for eastern highlands)
  • Muscicapa adusta fuscula: Coastal Transkei to Swaziland, Natal and e Cape Province
Source: Clements checklist 2012


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