Böhm’s Flycatcher / Bradornis boehmi

Böhm\'s Flycatcher / Bradornis boehmi

Böhm's Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Bradornis boehmi
Protonym:  Bradyornis Böhmi J.Orn. 32 p.253
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Muscicapidae /
Taxonomy Code:  boefly1
Type Locality:  Kakoma, Tanganyika.
Publish Year:  1884
IUCN Status:  


(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Mariqua Flycatcher B. mariquensis) Gr. βραδυς bradus  slow, sluggish; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "BRADORNIS* MARIQUENSIS.  — SMITH.   ...   Having failed to discover a proper place for this bird in any of the constituted groups of Brachypodinæ, I have considered it and another species, a little larger, as typical of a new group in the short-legged thrushes. The manners and mode of feeding of both species are much alike; they seek their food generally in dense thickets, and when in quest of it, move languidly from branch to branch. They usually observe a horizontal course, and unless the underwood in which they are discovered be limited, they are rarely noticed either to ascend or descend to any great extent. Their food consists of insects." (A. Smith 1847); "Bradornis H. [sic] Smith, Illustr. Zool. S. Afr., Aves, pl. 113, 1847.  Type by original designation, Bradornis mariquensis Smith." (W. Sclater, 1930, Syst. Av. Aethiop., II, p. 405).
Var. Bradyornis.
Synon. Artomyias, Myopornis, Pedilorhynchus, Sericolius.

boehmi / boehmii
● Prof. Leo Borisovich Boehme (1895-1954) Russian zoologist (syn. Anthus campestris).
● Dr Richard Johann Constantin Böhm (1854-1884) German zoologist, explorer, collector in tropical Africa (Bradornis, subsp. Dinemellia dinemelli, syn. Eurocephalus rueppelli, syn. Indicator indicator, subsp. Lanius excubitoroides, syn. Luscinia lusciniaMerops, syn. Musophaga rossae, Neafrapus, syn. Pternistis afer cranchii, Sarothrura, Sylvia, subsp. Trachyphonus darnaudii).
● Edward Marshall Boehm (1913-1969) US sculptor, famed for his porcelain figures of birds, aviculturalist (syn. Chlorophonia flavirostris).