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Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher
Trochocercus nitens Cassin, 1859
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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
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  muchodlawka stalowa
Portuguese:
  Papa-moscas-de-cabeça-azul
Russian:
  Синеголовая хохлатая мухоловка
Slovak:
  vípkár chochlatý
Swedish:
  blåhuvad monark
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]
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:
   Blue-headed Crested-Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
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]
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:
   Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
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:
   Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher ( Trochocercus nitens) [version 1]
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]
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
Spanish: Monarca Brillante, Monarca de Cabeza Azul
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
Latin: Terpsiphone nitens, Trochocercus nitens, Trochocercus nitens nitens
Lithuanian: Mėlyngalvė kuoduotoji musinukė
Dutch: Blauwkopkuifmonarch, Blauwkop-kuifmonarch
Norwegian: Blåhodemonark
Polish: muchodlawka stalowa, muchodławka stalowa
Portuguese: Papa-moscas-de-cabeça-azul
Russian: Синеголовая хохлатая мухоловка
Slovak: vípkar chochlatý, vípkár chochlatý
Swedish: Blåhuvad monark
Chinese: 蓝头凤头鹟
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頭鳳頭鶲

 

         

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