The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

African Dusky Flycatcher

Afrikaans name: Donkervlieëvanger

African Dusky Flycatcher

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Muscicapa adusta

The African Dusky Flycatcher is a small greyish-brown bird that is normally seen sitting quietly on a suitable perch on the edge of a bush or tree.

They are found in a variety of habitats including woodland, gardens, forest edges and riverine forest.

These Flycatchers are smallish birds with a length of 13 cm and a weight of 11 grams.

The African Dusky Flycatcher pairs for life. They nest in a hole in a tree and will re-use the nest year after year.

References and further reading

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 187

The Birds of South Africa - Author: Hazel Stokes - Published: 1979 - Page: 38

The Birds of South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Dr. Austin Roberts - Published: 1949 - Page: 277

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

Wildlife of the Cape Peninsula - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 2001 - Page: 64

Southern African Bird Names Explained - Author: Charles Clinning - Published: 1989 - Page: 90

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Published: 2011 - Page: 370

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1975 - Page: 454

LBJs - Author: Newman, Johnson, Solomon, Masterson - Published: 1998 - Page: 50

More Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: P. Ginn & G. McIlleron - Published: 1981 - Page: 41

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 1984 - Page: 362

Newmans Birds of Southern Africa - 7th Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Published: 2000 - Page: 362

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1957 - Page: 351

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

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Published: 1993 - Page: 601

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Published: 1985 - Page: 602

Roberts Birds of South Africa - 4th Edition - Author: McLachlan and Liversidge - Published: 1981 - Page: 467

Ian Sinclairs Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair - Published: 1988 - Page: 260

Geoff Lockwoods Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: Geoff Lockwood - Published: 0 - Page: 138

Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Published: 1991 - Page: 178

Garden Birds in South Africa - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 2017 - Page: 91

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

Birds of the Transkei - Author: C.D. Quickelberge - Published: 1989 - Page: 101

Birds of the Transvaal - Author: Tarboton, Kemp and Kemp - Published: 1987 - Page: 216

Birds of the South Western Cape - Author: Joy Frandsen - Published: 0 - Page: 187

Bird Atlas of Natal - Author: Digby Cyrus and Nigel Robson - Published: 1980 - Page: 231

Birds of the Natal Drakensberg Park - Author: Robin Little and William Bainbridge - Published: 1992 - Page: 90

Birds of Southern Africa - Kruger National Park - Author: Kenneth Newman - Published: 1985 - Page: 186

A Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: O.P.M. Prozesky - Published: 1983 - Page: 255

A First Guide to South African Birds - 6th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1959 - Page: 53

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Published: 1975 - Page: 53

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