Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Chestnut-capped Flycatcher (Erythrocercus mccallii) - HBW 11, p. 328

French: Érythrocerque à tête rousse German: Rotkappen-Spreizschwanz Spanish: Monarca Capirrufo
Other common names: Chestnut-cap Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Pycnosphrys McCallii Cassin, 1855, Moonda River, Gabon.
Forms a superspecies with E. holochlorus and E. livingstonei. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nigeriae Bannerman, 1920 - SW Mali and NE & S Guinea E to SWGhana, S Benin and SW Nigeria.
  • mccallii (Cassin, 1855) - SE Nigeria E to SW Central African Republic, S to Gabon, PRCongo and NW Angola (Cabinda), also C DRCongo.
  • congicus Ogilvie-Grant, 1907 - E DRCongo to W Uganda.

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