Atlas pied flycatcher

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Atlas pied flycatcher
Atlas Flycatcher (Ficedula speculigera).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Ficedula
Species: F. speculigera
Binomial name
Ficedula speculigera
Bonaparte, 1850

Ficedula hypoleuca speculigera

Atlas pied flycatcher or Atlas flycatcher (Ficedula speculigera) is a bird in 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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