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Erythrocercus

Erythrocercus
Chestnut-capped flycatcher
E. mccallii nigeriae
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Erythrocercidae
Fregin, Haase, Olsson & Alström, 2012
Genus: Erythrocercus
Hartlaub, 1857
Type species
Pycnophrys mccallii[1]
Cassin, 1855

Erythrocercus is a genus of birds containing three flycatchers that are found in Africa.

The genus is placed in its own family Erythrocercidae that was introduced by Silke Fregin and collaborators in 2012.[2]

Aegithaloidea

Phylloscopidae – leaf warblers (80 species)

Hyliidae – hylias (2 species)

Aegithalidae – bushtits (13 species)

Erythrocercidae – flycatchers (3 species)

Scotocercidae – streaked scrub warbler

Cettiidae – bush warblers and allies (32 species)

Cladogram showing the family relationships based on a study by Carl Oliveros and colleagues published in 2019.[3] The number of species is taken from the bird list maintained by Frank Gill, Pamela Rasmussen and David Donsker on behalf of the International Ornithological Committee (IOC).[4]

Species

The genus contains the following species:[4]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Little yellow flycatcher Erythrocercus holochlorus Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.
Livingstone's flycatcher Erythrocercus livingstonei Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Chestnut-capped flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.

References

  1. ^ "Scotocercidae". aviansystematics.org. The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-15.
  2. ^ Fregin, Silke; Haase, Martin; Olsson, Urban; Alström, Per (2012). "New insights into family relationships within the avian superfamily Sylvioidea (Passeriformes) based on seven molecular markers". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12 (Article 157): 1–12. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-157. PMC 3462691.
  3. ^ Oliveros, C.H.; et al. (2019). "Earth history and the passerine superradiation". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116 (16): 7916–7925. doi:10.1073/pnas.1813206116. PMC 6475423. PMID 30936315.
  4. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2021). "IOC World Bird List Version 11.2". International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 9 December 2021.


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