French: Érythrocerque de Livingstone German: Gelbbauch-Spreizschwanz Spanish: Monarca de Livingstone
Other common names:
G. R. Gray
Zumbo, Zambia–Mozambique border
Subspecies and Distribution
E. l. thomsoni
Shelley, 1882 – S Tanzania S to S Malawi and N Mozambique (S to R Lurio).
E. l. livingstonei
G. R. Gray, 1870 – S Zambia, Zambezi Valley, N Zimbabwe and NW Mozambique.
E. l. francisi
W. L. Sclater, 1898 – S Malawi S to NE Zimbabwe (R Mazowe and R Ruenya) and S Mozambique.
10–12 cm. Small and elegant flycatcher with distinctive rufous tail having variable subterminal black. Nominate race has forehead to hindneck, lores and ear-coverts... read more
Song a short warbling series of 4–6 notes, “switterweedlewii”, may be given on its own or... read more
Gallery forest, including both primary forest and degraded forest, damp areas within forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely unknown; presumably small invertebrates. Usually in pairs or small family groups, and in non-breeding season may join mixed-... read more
Season Dec–Jan in Zambia, Dec–Mar in Malawi, and Feb–Mar in Mozambique. Nest ball-shaped, with side entrance, made of... read more
Mainly resident; post-breeding disperal and wandering within range in non-breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally common. Present in several protected areas, e.g. Liwonde National Park (Malawi).
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