Rufous Flycatcher-thrush (Stizorhina fraseri) - HBW 10, p. 620
French: Stizorhin de Fraser
Spanish: Zorzal de Fraser
Other common names: Rufous Thrush, Rufous Flycatcher, Fraser’s Rusty Flycatcher
Taxonomy: Muscicapa Fraseri Strickland, 1844, Bioko.
Genus often merged with Neocossyphus; the two form a group which, in turn, is most closely related to New World Myadestes. Close relationship to S. finschi supported by phylogenetic analyses; hybridization occurs in Nigeria, suggesting that it may be more appropriate to regard the two as conspecific, but present species does not repond to playback of S. finschi elsewhere. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- fraseri ( Strickland, 1844) - Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
- rubicunda ( Hartlaub, 1860) - SE Nigeria E to N DRCongo, S to Angola and NW Zambia.
- vulpina Reichenow, 1902 - S Sudan, NE DRCongo and Uganda.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
bird perching Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp vulpina)
Daniêl Jimenez 28 September 2010 3 years ago 43 sec 3.4
A bird in a tree and flying away Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp vulpina)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2006 7 years ago 11 sec 3.3
bird preening Locality Mabira Forest, Uganda (ssp vulpina)
Daniêl Jimenez 11 September 2010 3 years ago 14 sec 2.7
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