Hellenica World


Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Muscicapoidea
Familia: Muscicapidae
Genus: Melaenornis
Species: M. annamarulae - M. ardesiacus - M. edolioides - M. pammelaina


Melaenornis G.R. Gray, 1840


A list of the genera of birds p.35

Melaenornis is a genus of small passerine birds in the large family Muscicapidae commonly known as the Old World flycatchers. They are restricted to sub-Saharan Africa. The three slaty flycatchers are now commonly placed in another genus instead, Dioptrornis.


* Angola Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis brunneus
* White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis fischeri
* Abyssinian Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis chocolatinus
* Northern Black Flycatcher, Melaenornis edolioides
* Southern Black Flycatcher, Melaenornis pammelaina
* Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Melaenornis ardesiacus
* Nimba Flycatcher, Melaenornis annamarulae


* 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.
* ITIS entry

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