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Hybrid Red-bellied x African Paradise Flycatcher

Terpsiphone rufiventer x virisis


Black hood and crest, underparts chestnut blotched black. Chestnut, black and white wings. In general the paradise flycatcher is associated with dense savanna and the red-bellied with forested habitation. This is usually enough to keep the two separate and they are usually regarded as separate species. However at the western edge of there range, as here in The Gambia, geographic overlap is extensive and this coincides with apparent hybrids.


Tree and shrub border at edge of formal gardens.


Notes from Helm Field Guide

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Serrekunda, West Coast Region, Gambia

Spotted on Nov 19, 2011
Submitted on Feb 28, 2021

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