Silverbirds

Flycatchers

Silverbird

The Silverbird, Empidornis semipartitus is 7" (~180 mm) long. This stunning flycatcher that can be found in open areas west of the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa.


Description:

Its plumage is silvery grey above and tawny orange below. Juvenile with black-bordered tawny spots on upperparts, mottled buff and black on throat and breast.


Song

Short phrases slightly thrush-like, sometimes with terminal note higher and thinner, eee-sleeur-eeee or sweet siursur-eet-seet; also a longer eep-eep churEErip, eep-eep cherip chch chchch eee, embellished with chattering and seep notes.



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