Black-and-white shrike-flycatcher

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Black-and-white shrike-flycatcher
Black and white flycatcher.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Platysteiridae
Genus: Bias
Lesson, 1831
Species: B. musicus
Binomial name
Bias musicus
(Vieillot, 1818)

The black-and-white shrike-flycatcher (Bias musicus), also known as the black-and-white flycatcher or vanga flycatcher, is a species of passerine bird found in Africa. It is often placed with the wattle-eyes and batises in the family Platysteiridae but may be more closely related to the helmetshrikes and woodshrikes.

Illustration by Otto Finsch

It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


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