White-Eyed Slaty Flycatcher

The White-Eyed Slaty Flycatcher (Melaenornis fischeri) is a small passerine (perching) bird native to Africa, from Ethiopia to Kenya.

It is a highland bird, common in wooded habitats, including gardens.

It is a very distinctive bird normally seen singly or in pairs. It has grey feathers with a lighter chest, brown feet, a grey head and a white ring around its black eyes.

White-Eyed Slaty Flycatchers feed on insects.

They perch with an upright pose on branches, stumps, and signposts.

White-Eyed Slaty Flycatcher

White-Eyed Slaty Flycatcher

 

White-Eyed Slaty Flycatcher

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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