Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Blue-mantled Paradise-flycatcher (Trochocercus cyanomelas) - HBW 11, p. 285

French: Tchitrec du Cap German: Blaumantel-Haubenschnäpper Spanish: Monarca de El Cabo

Taxonomy: Muscicapa cyanomelas Vieillot, 1818, Auteniquoi, Knysna district, Cape Province, South Africa.
Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • vivax Neave, 1909 - W Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, NW Tanzania, SE DRCongo (Shaba) and adjacent N & W Zambia.
  • bivittatus Reichenow, 1879 - SC & SE Kenya, S Somalia and to E Tanzania, including Zanzibar I.
  • megalolophus Swynnerton, 1907 - Malawi and N Mozambique S to E Zimbabwe and NE South Africa (E KwaZulu-Natal).

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  • vivax Neave, 1909 - W Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, NW Tanzania, SE DRCongo (Shaba) and adjacent N & W Zambia.
  • bivittatus Reichenow, 1879 - SC & SE Kenya, S Somalia and to E Tanzania, including Zanzibar I.
  • megalolophus Swynnerton, 1907 - Malawi and N Mozambique S to E Zimbabwe and NE South Africa (E KwaZulu-Natal).
  • segregus Clancey, 1975 - NE South Africa (E Northern Province S to W KwaZulu-Natal).
  • cyanomelas (Vieillot, 1818) - coastal S & SE South Africa.