Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae)

Northern Black-flycatcher (Melaenornis edolioides) - HBW 11, p. 107

French: Gobemouche drongo German: Senegaldrongoschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas Drongo
Other common names: (African) Black Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Melasoma edolioides Swainson, 1837, Senegal.
Forms a superspecies with M. pammelaina. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • edolioides (Swainson, 1837) - extreme S Mauritania (Assaba to R Senegal), S Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, N & E Guinea, W & SW Mali (including along R Niger from Mopti to Bamako), N Ivory Coast and S Burkina Faso E to extreme SW Niger, Nigeria (except extreme N & S) and W Cameroon.
  • lugubris (J. W. von Müller, 1851) - E Cameroon, S Chad, N & C Central African Republic, S & SW Sudan, NE DRCongo, and from W Eritrea and W Ethiopia S to Uganda, W Kenya and N Tanzania.
  • schistaceus Sharpe, 1895 - N & E Ethiopia and N Kenya.