African Dusky Flycatcher

Muscicapa adusta

African Grey Flycatcher, Muscicapa adusta, photo © by Michael Plagens

Along the banks of a flowing mountain stream at Naiberi River Camp, s.e. of Eldoret, Kenya. 15 October 2010. Elevation 2360 m.

Small active birds that actively catch flying insects. The plumage is very pale and there are virtually no markings. Note that the bill is small and fine-tipped, a design suitable for handling small, soft-bodied insects. The gray crown is without streaks.

Muscicapidae -- Flycatcher Family

Books Available for Sale on ABE Books:

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

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Kenya Natural History

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