Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Dusky-blue Flycatcher (Muscicapa comitata) - HBW 11, p. 123

French: Gobemouche ardoisé German: Stuhlmannschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Pizarroso

Taxonomy: Butalis comitatus Cassin, 1857, Muni River, West Africa = Gabon.
Birds from Sudan and Uganda described as race stuhlmani, but considered indistinguishable from nominate. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • aximensis (W. L. Sclater, 1924) - Sierra Leone, Liberia, SE Guinea, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana, S Togo and S Nigeria.
  • camerunensis (Reichenow, 1892) - Mt Cameroon, in SW Cameroon.
  • comitata (Cassin, 1857) - S Cameroon and S Central African Republic E to extreme SW Sudan (Aloma Plateau) and SW Uganda, S to Gabon, PRCongo, NW Angola (Cabinda, Cuanza Norte), SC & E DRCongo and Burundi.

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