Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae)

White-tailed Crested-flycatcher (Elminia albonotata) - HBW 11, p. 327

French: Elminie à queue frangée German: Berghaubenschnäpper Spanish: Elminia Coliblanca
Other common names: African White-tailed Flycatcher, White-tipped Crested Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Trochocercus albonotatus Sharpe, 1891, Mount Elgon, Uganda and west Kenya.
Has been placed in genus Trochocercus, but recent evidence indicates closer relationship with present genus. Forms a superspecies with E. nigromitrata and E. albiventris. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • albonotata (Sharpe, 1891) - Mt Elgon E to C Kenya, and W Uganda S through Rift Valley to E DRCongo and SW Tanzania.
  • subcaerulea (Grote, 1923) - SE Kenya, E, C & S Tanzania, S Malawi and N Mozambique.
  • swynnertoni (Neumann, 1908) - E Zimbabwe (Nyanga to Mt Selinda) and Mozambique (R Pungwe S to about Espungabera and E to Mt Gorongosa).