French: Gobemouche d’Ussher German: Schwalbenschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Ussher
Abrobonko, Fanti, Ghana
Sierra Leone (except NW), NW, SW & SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast and S Ghana (E to Aburi). Records from S Togo and S Nigeria doubtful#R.
13 cm; 16–20g. Has long, pointed wings and slightly forked tail, giving appearance rather like that of a martin (Riparia). Plumage is very dark brown or... read more
Mostly silent. Song a short, simple, pleasant whistled phrase, repeated regularly. Calls include “... read more
Recorded from clearings in lowland forest, forest edge, gallery forest in derived savanna, tall... read more
Food and feeding
Food insects. Occurs in pairs or in small groups of 3–5 individuals; this species or B. fuliginosus has been seen in mixed-... read more
In Ivory Coast, adult seen on nest 18 m up in dead tree at edge of main clearing in Oct, and juveniles seen mostly in Jul–Aug but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to rare. Widespread and frequent in Sierra Leone, and abundant throughout Liberia. One of the commonest flycatchers in... read more
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