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Old world flycatchers and chats

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae

Species on page (11 species in 9 genera depicted - out of 324 species in 51 genera)

Flycatchers

+ Indigo flycatcher (Eumyias indigo)
+ Southern black flycatcher (Melaenornis pammelaina)
+ Marico flycatcher (Bradornis mariquensis)

Chats

+ Moorland chat (Cercomela sordida)
+ Tractrac chat (Cercomela tractrac)
+ Arnot's chat (Myrmecocichla arnotti)
+ Cape robin-chat (Cossypha caffra)
+ European stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

Rock thrush

+ Amber mountain rock thrush (Monticola sharpei erythronotus)
+ Short-toed rock thrush (Monticola brevipes)

Robin

+ European robin (Erithacus rubecula)

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Other flycatchers not in Muscicapidae

+ Ptiliogonatidae: Silky-flycatchers - 1 species in 1 genus depicted (out of 4 species in 3 genera) including Phainopepla
+ Tyrannidae: Tyrant flycatchers, phoebes - New World flycatchers - 6 species in 6 genera depicted out of over 400 species in around 100 genera (most speciose family)
+ Monarchidae: Paradise flycatchers - 1 species depicted (out of 16 genera and over 100 species in family)

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Indigo flycatcher (Eumyias indigo)

Yum!

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Indigo flycatcher (Eumyias indigo)
Borneo
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Southern black flycatcher (Melaenornis pammelaina)

Southern black

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Southern black flycatcher (Melaenornis pammelaina)
taken at Olifants
South Africa
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Marico flycatcher (Bradornis mariquensis)

Caterpillar catcher

Marico flycatcher (Bradornis mariquensis)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Swakopmund, Namibia
January 14, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Chats

A high altitute chat

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Moorland chat Cercomela sordida
Kilimanjaro
July 10, 2003
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Tractrac chat (Cercomela tractrac)

Tractrac chat

Tractrac chat (Cercomela tractrac)
Family: Muscicapidae
Welwitschia Drive, Namibia
January 14, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Arnot's chat (Myrmecocichla arnotti)

Ro - discussing infectivity

Arnot's chat (Myrmecocichla arnotti)
Family: Muscicapidae
Namibia
August 21, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Cape robin-chat (Cossypha caffra)

Having a chat with robin

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Cape robin-chat (Cossypha caffra)
Family: Muscicapidae
Kirstenbosch, Cape Town
March 13, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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European stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

Prone to hard gossip

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European stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
Ballintoy Harbor, Northern Ireland
September 13, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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Chatty

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European stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
Family: Muscicapidae
Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
September 14, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2

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European robin (Erithacus rubecula)

European robin

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European robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Family: Muscicapidae
Newgrange, Ireland
September 16, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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European robin

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European robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Family: Muscicapidae
Newgrange, Ireland
September 16, 2017
Canon rebel T5i

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Amber mountain rock thrush (Monticola sharpei erythronotus)

What's the thrush

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Amber mountain rock thrush (Monticola sharpei erythronotus)
Family: Muscicapidae
Amber Mountain, Madagascar
July 6, 2016
Canon 7DMark2

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Short-toed rock thrush (Monticola brevipes)

In a thrush

Short-toed rock thrush (Monticola brevipes)
Family: Muscicapidae
Namibia
August 18, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Modified: November 23, 2018
Created: December 30, 2014 (from miner.html)
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