Atlas pied flycatcher
|Atlas pied flycatcher|
Ficedula hypoleuca speculigera
Atlas pied flycatcher or Atlas flycatcher (Ficedula speculigera) is a bird in the an Old World flycatcher family, one of the four species of Western Palearctic black-and-white flycatchers; it is endemic as a breeding species to North-west Africa.
It was formerly regarded as a race of European pied flycatcher, but Sætre et al. (2001) recommended that it is regarded as a species in its own right. Identification is covered in Etherington and Small (2003) and van den Berg et al. (2006).
- Etherington, Graham and Brian Small (2003) Taxonomy and identification of Atlas Flycatcher - a potential British vagrant Birding World 16:252-256
- Sætre, G-P., T. Borge and T. Moum (2001) A new bird species? The taxonomic status of 'the Atlas Flycatcher' assessed from DNA sequence analysis. Ibis 143:494-497
- van den Berg, Arnoud and the Sound Approach (2006) Phenology and identification of Atlas and Iberian Pied Flycatchers Dutch Birding 28(1):1-6
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