Atlas pied flycatcher

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Atlas pied flycatcher
Atlas Flycatcher (Ficedula speculigera).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Ficedula
F. speculigera
Binomial name
Ficedula speculigera
(Bonaparte, 1850)
  • Muscicapa speculifera Bonaparte, 1850[1]
  • Ficedula hypoleuca speculigera (Bonaparte, 1850)

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.[2]

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.[3] The bird has large white patches on its wing and forehead.[2] Identification is also covered in Etherington and Small (2003)[4] and van den Berg et al. (2006).[5]


  1. ^ Bonaparte, Carolus Lucianus (1850). Conspectus Generum Avium. Vol. 1. Lugdunum Batavorum: E. J. Brill. p. 317.
  2. ^ a b "Atlas Flycatcher - eBird". Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  3. ^ Sætre, Glenn-Peter; Borge, Thomas; Moum, Truls (2001). "A new bird species? The taxonomic status of 'the Atlas Flycatcher' assessed from DNA sequence analysis". Ibis. 143 (4): 494–497. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2001.tb04951.x.
  4. ^ Etherington, Graham; Small, Brian (2003). "Taxonomy and identification of Atlas Flycatcher – a potential British vagrant". Birding World. 16: 252–256.
  5. ^ van den Berg, Arnoud; The Sound Approach (2006). "Phenology and identification of Atlas and Iberian Pied Flycatchers" (PDF). Dutch Birding. 28 (1): 1–6.

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