Distribution / Habitat:
This is an insectivorous species which is a resident breeder in tropical Africa from Senegal to Ethiopia and south to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) and Tanzania.
The Northern Black Flycatcher is found in moist wooded areas and cultivation. It nests in a hole, or reuses the old nest of another species, and lays two or three eggs. Breeding takes place in the wet season.
The Northern Black Flycatcher is 20 cm long. It is a large upright long-tailed flycatcher. The adult is uniformly black. Juveniles are blackish-brown with buff scaling.
This flycatcher has a simple musical song, and a thin tsee-whee call.
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