Marico flycatcher

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Marico flycatcher
Melaenornis mariquensis.jpg
B. m. acaciae in Etosha, Namibia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Melaenornis
Species: M. mariquensis
Binomial name
Melaenorniss mariquensis
(Smith, 1847)
Marico Flycatcher in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

The Marico flycatcher or Mariqua flycatcher (Melaenornis mariquensis) is a passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae that is found in areas of southern Africa.

Taxonomy[edit]

The Marico flycatcher was previously placed in the genus Bradornis but was moved to Melaenornis based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2010.[2][3]

Range[edit]

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitat is dry savanna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Bradornis mariquensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Sangster, G.; Alström, P.; Forsmark, E.; Olsson, U. (2010). "Multi-locus phylogenetic analysis of Old World chats and flycatchers reveals extensive paraphyly at family, subfamily and genus level (Aves: Muscicapidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 57 (1): 380–392. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.07.008. PMID 20656044. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Chats, Old World flycatchers". World Bird List Version 6.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 20 May 2016.