Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

Livingstone's Flycatcher (Erythrocercus livingstonei) - HBW 11, p. 328

French: Érythrocerque de Livingstone German: Gelbbauch-Spreizschwanz Spanish: Monarca de Livingston
Other common names: Little Red-tailed Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Erythrocercus Livingstonei G. R. Gray, 1870, Zumbo, Zambia-Mozambique border.
Forms a superspecies with E. holochlorus and E. mccallii. Race thomsoni intergrades with francisi in Lisungwe Valley (Malawi). Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • thomsoni Shelley, 1882 - S Tanzania S to S Malawi and N Mozambique (S to R Lurio).
  • livingstonei G. R. Gray, 1870 - S Zambia, Zambezi Valley, N Zimbabwe and NW Mozambique.
  • francisi W. L. Sclater, 1898 - S Malawi S to NE Zimbabwe (R Mazowe and R Ruenya) and S Mozambique.

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