African Grey Flycatcher (Brandornis m. microrhynchus)
Appearance The African Grey Flycatcher is a small bird of 5.5" (14cm), which is very similar to the Pale Flycatcher, but with a streaked crown, over a comparitively large head for its body. It is grey above, with grey-black wings with white edges. The underparts are buff-grey. Eyes are dark brown.
Habits African Grey Flycatchers are seen in small, loose groups.
Resident The African Grey Flycatcher is usually found in dry areas, sitting upright on the outer branches of Acacia or other small bush, while the Pale Flycatcher is found in more watery areas. It is a common bird, found all over Kenya, except in coastal regions, or the Lake Victoria basin.
Extra Facts Unlike other Flycatchers, that catch flies on the wing, the African Grey Flycatcher drops to the ground for its prey.
Photographs Photographed in Kenya's Olare Orok Conservancy & Nairobi National Park.