Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Dusky Crested-flycatcher (Elminia nigromitrata) - HBW 11, p. 326

French: Elminie à tête noire German: Schwarzkopf-Haubenschnäpper Spanish: Elminia Cabecinegra
Other common names: Dusky Elminia, Crested/Black-crowned Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Terpsiphone nigromitrata Reichenow, 1874, Cameroon River, Cameroon.
Has been placed in genus Trochocercus. Forms a superspecies with E. albiventris and E. albonotata; has been considered conspecific with former. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • colstoni (Dickerman, 1994) - discontinuously SE Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (Mt Nimba), S Ivory Coast, W & S Ghana and S Nigeria.
  • nigromitrata (Reichenow, 1874) - Cameroon and Gabon, N PRCongo E to SW & SE Central African Republic, DRCongo, W & S Uganda, SW Kenya (Kakamega Forest) and extreme NW Tanzania (Bukoba).

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