Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Chapin's Flycatcher (Muscicapa lendu) - HBW 11, p. 121

French: Gobemouche de Chapin German: Lenduschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Chapin
Other common names: Lendu/Chapin’s Alseonax; Prigogine’s Alseonax (itombwensis)

Taxonomy: Alseonax lendu Chapin, 1932, Djuga, Lendu Plateau, 5500 feet [c. 1680 m], north-east DRCongo.
Forms a superspecies with M. olivascens. Has been thought to be a hybrid between M. olivascens and M. aquatica, but is a distinct species. Race itombwensis is sometimes considered a separate species on basis mainly of its more pointed wing. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lendu (Chapin, 1932) - NE DRCongo (Lendu Plateau), SW Uganda (Bwindi Forest) and W Kenya (Kakamega Forest, North Nandi Forest).
  • itombwensis - Prigogine, 1957 - E DRCongo (Itombwe Mts).

  • Vulnerable
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