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Grey tit-flycatcher

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Grey tit-flycatchers (Myioparus plumbeus) are also known as fan-tailed flycatchers. Habitats of bushveld, riverine forest and savannah are preferred, although they can be found in the edges of lowland evergreen forest as well.

Distribution: Populations in Namibia are confined to the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), notably Bwabwata National Park, Linyanti Marshes and around the Kwando River. Common in the Okavango Delta.

Diet: Gleans caterpillars and beetles by gleaning from twigs and leaves within the tree canopy.

Description: A small warbler-looking flycatcher with a slender bill and a slightly graduated tail. Myioparus is both Greek and Latin for 'fly tit'. Plumbeus refers to their 'leaden grey' colouration; the upper parts are blue-grey and the throat and breast pale grey.

Breeding: Both male and females build a flimsy cup of fine grass, often placed in an old woodpecker or barbet nest. Usually 2 to 3 eggs are laid from October to December.

Size: 14cm. Weight: 20g.

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