Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Blue Crested-flycatcher (Elminia longicauda) - HBW 11, p. 325

French: Elminie bleue German: Blauhaubenschnäpper Spanish: Elminia Azul
Other common names: African Blue Flycatcher, Blue Fairy Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Myiagra longicauda Swainson, 1838, Senegal.
Forms a superspecies with E. albicauda; the two have been placed in a genus Errannornis, but differences considered insufficient to merit generic separation. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • longicauda (Swainson, 1838) - Senegal and Gambia E discontinuously to S Mali, S Burkina Faso and Nigeria.
  • teresita Antinori, 1864 - Cameroon S to N Angola and E through DRCongo to S Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya and extreme NW Tanzania.

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