Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

Böhm's Flycatcher (Bradornis boehmi)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche de Böhm German: Böhmschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Böhm
Taxonomy:

Bradyornis [sic] Böhmi

Reichenow

, 1884,

Tabora, Tanzania

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Previously treated within Muscicapa, but transferred to Bradornis based on recent genetic data#R. Sometimes isolated in genus Myopornis (or, erroneously, Bradyornis#R, which is merely an unjustified emendation and therefore junior objective synonym of Bradornis, and is anyway not applicable to present species in isolation). Monotypic.

Distribution:

C plateau of Angola, much of Zambia (largely absent in far N & S, and in Luangwa Valley), S & SE DRCongo (S Kasai, Katanga), W Malawi (Rumphi S to Mchinji) and SW Tanzania (Tabora SW to Ugalla Game Reserve).

Descriptive notes

13–14 cm. Has lores and side of forehead whitish, narrow creamy eyering; middle of forehead, crown, nape, hindneck, ear-coverts and neck side warm brown, finely... read more

Voice

Song variable, main component “t’chee”, “tch-tee” or “sh-shee”, either repeated on its own several... read more

Habitat

Brachystegia (miombo) woodland, usually the richer and better-developed types.

Food and feeding

Insects, including many black tree-ants (Formicidae). Occurs singly, in pairs or in family parties. Perches upright on branch and makes... read more

Breeding

Laying in Sept in DRCongo, Sept–Nov in Zambia and Oct in Malawi; spotted young in Oct in Angola, indicating laying early in rains (... read more

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Common in C Angola, and uncommon to quite common in DRCongo; generally sparse and local in Zambia, the main centre of its distribution, although... read more

Recommended citation

Taylor, B. (2019). Böhm's Flycatcher (Bradornis boehmi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59043 on 17 September 2019).