Silverbird (bird)

Silverbird (bird)

Taxobox
name = Silverbird
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Muscicapidae
genus = "Empidornis"
genus_authority = Reichenow, 1901
species = "E. semipartitus"
binomial = "Empidornis semipartitus"
binomial_authority = (Ruppell, 1840)

The Silverbird ("Empidornis semipartitus") is 7 in long passerine bird native to eastern Africa.

Description

A stunning flycatcher of open areas west of the Rift Valley, silvery grey above and tawny orange below. Juvenile with black-bordered tawny spots on upperparts, mottled buff and black on throat and breast.

Short phrases slightly thrush-like, sometimes with terminal note higher and thinner, "eee-sleeur-eeee" or "sweet siursur-eet-seet"; also a longer "eep-eep churEErip, eep-eep cherip chch chchch eee", embellished with chattering and "seep" notes.

References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
*Dale A. Zimmerman, Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, Princeton University Press, 1999
* Del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A. & Christie D. (editors). (2006). "Handbook of the Birds of the World". Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions. ISBN 849655306X.


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