Family Old World Flycatchers and Chats (Muscicapidae)

Least Concern

Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher (Fraseria griseigularis)


Taxonomy

French: Gobemouche à gorge grise German: Graukehlschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas gorjigrís
Taxonomy:

Alseonax griseigularis

F. J. Jackson

, 1906,

Kibiran, Toro, Uganda

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See remarks under F. plumbea. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • F. g. parelii (Traylor, 1970) – E Sierra Leone (Gola Forest#R), Liberia, S Ivory Coast and SW Ghana (Tafo).
  • F. g. griseigularis (F. J. Jackson, 1906) – SE Nigeria and S Cameroon S to Gabon (except extreme S), N & C Congo and extreme NW Angola (N Cuanza Norte), also S Central African Republic (R Ouossi, NW Zemio, La Maboké, possibly Lobaye), W, SC & E DRCongo, W & S Uganda (S from Budongo) and NW Tanzania (records in Bukoba and Minziro, but rare#R); possibly also Rwanda (Nyungwe).
  • Descriptive notes

    13 cm; 9–17 g. Male nominate race is dark bluish slate-grey above, lores blackish-slate; primaries and secondaries blackish slate-brown, outer webs edged pale slate-... read more

    Voice

    Song a thin, mournful, quavering “truu-teee-thu-ee” with variations, somewhat... read more

    Habitat

    Primary lowland rainforest and forest edge; also old secondary growth, particularly in later stages... read more

    Food and feeding

    Mostly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), Hymenoptera (mainly ants), bugs (Hemiptera), moths, especially caterpillars (Lepidoptera),... read more

    Breeding

    Laying recorded in Sept in Liberia, Jan–Feb and Oct in Gabon, May (breeding condition Dec–May) in DRCongo; adult with young in... read more

    Movements

    Apparently entirely sedentary.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Rare or scarce to locally uncommon or abundant. Average density 5·8 pairs/km² in NE Gabon. Forest destruction must have adversely affected this... read more

    Recommended citation

    Taylor, B. (2019). Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher (Fraseria griseigularis). 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/59044 on 18 September 2019).