African Blue Flycatcher

Elminia longicauda - Tchitrec bleu Elminie bleue

Tchitrec bleu
adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Sténostiridés

  • Genus
    :

    Elminia

  • Species
    :

    longicauda

Descriptor

Swainson, 1838

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 18 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 7 à 12 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Tchitrec bleu
adult
Tchitrec bleu
adult

African Blue Flycatcher (Elminia longicauda) is a species of bird in the Stenostiridae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Elminia longicauda longicauda (Senegal and Gambia to Nigeria)
  • Elminia longicauda teresita (Cameroon to w Kenya, nw Tanzania and n Angola)

Foreign names

  • Tchitrec bleu,
  • Elminia azul,
  • papa-moscas-azul,
  • Blauhaubenschnäpper,
  • hosszúfarkú elmínia,
  • Turkooiskuifvliegenvanger,
  • Pigliamosche azzurro africano,
  • blå elminia,
  • Blåelminia,
  • mušník tyrkysový,
  • lejskovec dlouhoocasý,
  • Blå Elminia,
  • sinitöyhtömonarkki,
  • elmínia blava,
  • muchodławik błękitny,
  • Бирюзовая хохлатая мухоловка,
  • ソライロヒタキ,
  • 蓝凤头鹟,
  • 非洲藍鳳頭鶲,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Tchitrec bleu
adult

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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