Empidornis semipartitus

Silverbird, Empidornis semipartitus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Photographed at Maasai Mara, Rift Valley, Kenya, 21 October 2016.

From Wikipedia:
The silverbird is a stunning flycatcher of open areas west of the Rift Valley, silvery grey above and tawny orange below. Juveniles have black-bordered tawny spots on upperparts, mottled buff and black on throats and breasts. The species is 18 cm long and weighs 22–23 g.

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

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