The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Fiscal Flycatcher

Afrikaans name: Fiskaalvlieƫvanger

Fiscal Flycatcher (Sigelus silens)

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Sigelus silens

The Fiscal Flycatcher is an attractive black and white bird that can be seen skulking in bushes or sitting on a branch on the edge of a bush.

It is smaller and less robust-looking than the Fiscal Shrike. The Fiscal Shrike tends to perch in more exposed places than the Fiscal Flycatcher.

The Fiscal Flyatcher inhabits of variety of habitats but it does have a requirement for trees and bushes.

Females are more brownish on their upperparts.

The Fiscal Flycatcher eats insects.

They nest in thick bushes.

References and further reading

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Published: 2011 - Page: 156

The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 59

The Birds of South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Dr. Austin Roberts - Published: 1949 - Page: 282

Southern African Bird Names Explained - Author: Charles Clinning - Published: 1989 - Page: 130

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 1993 - Page: 342

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 2011 - Page: 368

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Published: 1993 - Page: 607

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 4th Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1981 - Page: 474

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 7th Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 2000 - Page: 364

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1975 - Page: 461

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 1984 - Page: 364

Newmans Garden Birds - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 1991 - Page: 82

Ian Sinclairs Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair - Published: 1988 - Page: 262

Meeting with Birds - Author: Tom Spence - Published: 1986 - Page: 89

Geoff Lockwoods Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: Geoff Lockwood - Published: 0 - Page: 77

Garden Birds in South Africa - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 2017 - Page: 93

Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Published: 1991 - Page: 186

Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Published: 0 - Page: 189

Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Published: 1999 - Page: 67

Birds of the Transvaal - Author: Tarboton, Kemp and Kemp - Published: 1987 - Page: 219

Birds of the Transkei - Author: C.D. Quickelberge - Published: 1989 - Page: 103

Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Published: 1992 - Page: 91

Bird Atlas of Natal - Author: Digby Cyrus and Nigel Robson - Published: 1980 - Page: 234

Birds of Southern Africa - Kruger National Park - Author: Kenneth Newman - Published: 1985 - Page: 188

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1975 - Page: 55

A First Guide to South African Birds - 6th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1959 - Page: 55

A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: O.P.M. Prozesky - Published: 1983 - Page: 252


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