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.

Diet
African Grey Flycatchers eat insects & flies.

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.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:african grey flycatcher, bird, flycatcher, kenya, wildlife

African Grey Flycatcher ~ Perched

African Grey Flycatcher, Perched, Looking at Camera

African Grey Flycatcher ~ Calling

Perched on an Acacia Branch, this African Grey Flycatcher was calling for its mate.

African Grey Flycatcher ~ on Branch

African Grey Flycatcher standing on rotting branch.

African Grey Flycatcher ~ on Twig

An African Grey Flycatcher, standing on a tiny twig, showing its tightly curled feet.

African Grey Flycatcher ~ Side-On

An African Grey Flkycatcher, perched on top of Acacia, side-on.

African Grey Flycatcher ~ on Nest

African Grey Flycatcher ~ on Nest

African Grey Flycatcher ~ and Bug

African Grey Flycatcher ~ and Bug