Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Melaenornis
Family: Muscicapidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
silens
NOTES

A bird confined to southern Africa. Usually found singly or in pairs. Grows to 20 cm and a weight of 27 g. Eats mainly insects. The nest is a bulky, shallow bowl in the fork of a small tree.


AUTHORITY
(Shaw, 1809)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: A black and white bird with a shortish tail which shows white windows on either side in flight. The bill is thin and flat
Colour: Black
Notes: The underparts are a greyish-white
Colour: White
Common Name
Fiscal flycatcher
Fiskaalvlieevanger
Flycatcher
Habitat
NOTES: Generally seen perched conspicuously on a bush or telephone pole
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Sigelus silens



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