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Annobón paradise flycatcher

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Annobón paradise flycatcher
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Monarchidae
Genus: Terpsiphone
Species:
T. smithii
Binomial name
Terpsiphone smithii
(Fraser, 1843)
Synonyms[citation needed]
  • Muscipeta Smithii
  • Terpsiphone newtoni
  • Terpsiphone rufiventer smithii

The Annobón paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone smithii) is a medium-sized species of passerine bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Annobón Island in Equatorial Guinea.

Taxonomy and systematics

The Annobón paradise flycatcher was previously classified with the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae, but the paradise flycatchers, monarch flycatchers, and allies are now placed in a separate family, Monarchidae, which has most of its members in Australasia and tropical southern Asia. Within its genus, the Annobón paradise flycatcher was split from the red-bellied paradise flycatcher in 2009 by the IOC.[1] Some other authorities continue to treat the Annobón paradise flycatcher as a subspecies of the red-bellied paradise flycatcher (T. rufiventer smithii).

Habitat

It is found in tropical forests.

References

  1. ^ "Species Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2016-10-24.


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