Pale Flycatcher
Pallid Flycatcher

Bradornis pallidus

Pale Flycatcher, Bradornis pallidus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Observed near Mweiga, Nyeri County, Kenya, December 2016.

These active small birds perch upright at a moderate height off the ground in open areas and sally after flying insects. They are likely to return to the same spot again so long as their success continues. This species has a plain gray-brown back with the underparts all very pale, almost white.

Muscicapidae -- Old World Flycatcher Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 11 June 2012,
updated 5 May 2016.