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Annobón paradise flycatcher

Annobón paradise flycatcher

The Annobón paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone smithii) is a medium-sized species of passerine bird in the family Monarchidae. It is endemic to Annobón Island in Equatorial Guinea.

Annobón paradise flycatcher
Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
T. smithii
Binomial name
Terpsiphone smithii
(Fraser, 1843)
  • Muscipeta Smithii
  • Terpsiphone newtoni
  • Terpsiphone rufiventer smithii

Taxonomy and systematics

The Annobón paradise flycatcher was previously classified with the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae, but the paradise flycatchers, monarch flycatchers, and allies are now placed in a separate family, Monarchidae, which has most of its members in Australasia and tropical southern Asia. Within its genus, the Annobón paradise flycatcher was split from the red-bellied paradise flycatcher in 2009 by the IOC.[1] Some other authorities continue to treat the Annobón paradise flycatcher as a subspecies of the red-bellied paradise flycatcher (T. rufiventer smithii).


It is found in tropical forests.


Citation Linkwww.worldbirdnames.org"Species Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
Oct 1, 2019, 6:27 AM
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Oct 1, 2019, 6:27 AM
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