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Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher

Trochocercus nitens Cassin, 1859

The Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher (Trochocercus nitens) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Monarchidae
Genus:
  Trochocercus

Scientific:
  Trochocercus nitens

Citation:
  Cassin, 1859

Reference:
  Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 11 p.50

Protonym:
  Trochocercus nitens

Avibase ID:
  3800DCCF8E4326FA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3800DCCF

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563527

Geographic range:

  • Trochocercus nitens nitens: Nigeria and Cameroon to Gabon, northern Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi
  • Trochocercus nitens reichenowi: Guinea and Sierra Leone to Togo
English:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher
Czech:
lejskovec modrohlavý
German:
Glanzhaubenschnäpper
Danish:
Blåhovedet Topmonark
Spanish:
Monarca Brillante
Finnish:
teräsparatiisimonarkki
French:
Tchitrec noir
Italian:
Pigliamosche crestato testablu
Japanese:
aokanmurihitaki
Japanese:
アオカンムリヒタキ
Dutch:
Blauwkopkuifmonarch
Norwegian:
Blåhodemonark
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåhovudmonark
Polish:
muchodlawka stalowa
Portuguese:
Papa-moscas-de-cabeça-azul
Russian:
Синеголовая хохлатая мухоловка
Slovak:
vípkár chochlatý
Swedish:
blåhuvad monark
Ukrainian:
Монарх західний
Chinese:
蓝头凤头鹟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Western Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Western Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Western Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Western Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Tchitrec noir ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Tchitrec noir ( Terpsiphone nitens) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Terpsiphone nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Terpsiphone nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Western Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Western Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Western Crested-flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Trochocercus nitens [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Trochocercus nitens [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Trochocercus nitens [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Trochocercus nitens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Trochocercus nitens [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: monarca capblau
Czech: Lejskovec modrohlavý
Danish: Blåhovedet Topmonark
German: Glanzhaubenschnäpper, Glanz-Haubenschnäpper, Schwarzkopfmonarch
English: Blue headed Crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher, Blue-headed Flycatcher, Blue-headed Paradise Flycatcher, Blue-headed Paradise-flycatcher, Western Crested-flycatcher
English (IOC): Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher
Spanish: Monarca Brillante, Monarca de Cabeza Azul
Spanish (Spain): Monarca brillante
Spanish (HBW): Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher
Finnish: Teräsparatiisimonarkki
French: Gobemouche éclatant, Gobemouche huppé noir, Gobemouche noir huppé, Tchitrec noir
Italian: Pigliamosche crestato testablu
Japanese: aokanmurihitaki, terikammurihitaki, terikanmurihitaki
Japanese: アオカンムリヒタキ, テリカンムリヒタキ
Scientific: Terpsiphone nitens, Trochocercus nitens, Trochocercus nitens nitens
Lithuanian: Mėlyngalvė kuoduotoji musinukė
Dutch: Blauwkopkuifmonarch, Blauwkop-kuifmonarch
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåhovudmonark
Norwegian: Blåhodemonark
Polish: muchodlawka stalowa, muchodławka stalowa
Portuguese: Papa-moscas-de-cabeça-azul
Russian: Синеголовая хохлатая мухоловка
Slovak: vípkar chochlatý, vípkár chochlatý
Serbian: Plavoglava ćubasta muharica
Swedish: Blåhuvad monark
Ukrainian: Монарх західний
Chinese: 蓝头凤头鹟
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頭鳳頭鶲

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