The Silverbird, Empidornis semipartitus is 7″ (~180 mm) long. This stunning flycatcher that can be found in open areas west of the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa.



Its plumage is 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.

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