BIRDS of THE WORLD - An Online Bird Book

  Order Passeriformes    Family Erythrocercidae

This family contains only genus Erythrocercus, which is restricted to Africa. Although termed flycatchers, they are warbler-like in appearance.

Genus Erythrocercus

Flycatcher,_Chestnut-capped  Erythrocercus mccallii  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Francesco_Veronesi - Ghana

Flycatcher,_Little Yellow   Erythrocercus holochlorus  Found: Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.
The Little Yellow Flycatcher has greenish-yellow upperpart; yellow upperparts; yellowish eye-ring.
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2, 3) Steve Garvie - Kenya

Flycatcher,_Livingstone's  Erythrocercus livingstonei  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Haller1962  2) Joseph Smit  3) Francesco Veronesi - Malawi

  Order Passeriformes    Family Hyliotidae

Hyliota is a genus of passerine bird. The taxonomic position of the genus has been a long standing mystery. They have been formerly regarded as Old World warblers in the Sylviidae family, or related to the batises and wattle-eyes in the family Platysteiridae, bush-shrikes in the family Malaconotidae, or even Old-World flycatchers in the family Muscicapidae. An analysis of the mitochondrial DNA of the genus and possible relatives found they have no close relatives and are basal in the clade Passerida

Genus Hyliota

Hyliota,_Southern  Hyliota australis  Found: Africa
The Southern Hyliota has yellowish underparts; white wing coverts. Male has black upperparts. Female has dark brown upperparts.
Image by: Dick Daniels - specimen in Nairobi National Museum, Kenya  2) Nigel Voaden  3) Peter_Steward - Malawi

Hyliota,_Usambara  Hyliota usambara  Found: Tanzania
The Usambara Hyliota has blue-black upperparts; some white on wings.
Image by: 1)

Hyliota,_Violet-backed  Hyliota violacea Found:   Africa
Image by: 1) John Gerrard Keulemans  2) Francesco Veronesi - Ghana

Hyliota,_Yellow-bellied Hyliota flavigaster  Found: Africa
Image by: 1) Lizars  2) Nik_Borrow.- Cameroon

  Order Passeriformes    Family Hypocoliidae

Hypocolius  Hypocolius ampelinus  Found: northeast Africa, southwest Asia
The Hypocolius has mainly gray plumage; male has black eye mask; black terminal tail band.
Image by: 1) Joseph Wolf  2) Unknown  3) Pkspks
2) Female 3) Male

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