African Shrike-flycatcher (Megabyas flammulatus) - HBW 11, p. 185
French: Bias écorcheur
Spanish: Bias Llameante
Other common names: (Common) Shrike-flycatcher, Red-eyed Flycatcher-shrike
Taxonomy: Megabyas flammulata J. Verreaux and E. Verreaux, 1855, “rivière d’Angers” = River Muni, Gabon.
Genus sometimes treated as a subgenus of Bias. Proposed race carolathi (from Angola) considered synonymous with aequatorialis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- flammulatus J. Verreaux & E. Verreaux, 1855 - forests from Gambia (one record) and Guinea E, including Bioko I (Fernando Póo), to W DRCongo.
- aequatorialis Jackson, 1904 - forests of C DRCongo, N Angola and Uganda, and very locally S Sudan (Bengengai), NW Tanzania (Minziro Forest), W Kenya (Kakamega and Nandi Forests); disjunctly S DRCongo (Kasaji, in Katanga) and neighbouring NW Zambia (Mwinilunga district).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Male trying to eat an insect. Locality Kalakpa Resource Reserve, Volta Region, Ghana
Ron Hoff 7 March 2013 49 weeks ago 30 sec 4.3
Female perched on a branch. Locality Kalakpa Resource Reserve, Volta Region, Ghana (ssp flammulatus)
Ron Hoff 7 March 2013 49 weeks ago 28 sec 4.3
male bird,looking for food Locality Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Daniêl Jimenez 30 September 2010 3 years ago 56 sec 4.3
A male in a tree Locality Mabira Forest, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
Josep del Hoyo 15 September 2006 7 years ago 18 sec 3.8
Adult male perched
Locality Korup National Park, Southwest Province, Cameroon (ssp flammulatus)
Nik Borrow 24 March 2007 4 years ago 4
A female perched in a tree.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
David Beadle 13 February 2014 6 weeks ago 3.5
A male perched high in a tree.
Locality Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp aequatorialis)
David Beadle 7 February 2014 7 weeks ago 3.4
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