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
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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