Muscicapidae – old-world-flycatchers+ is a large Family of small arboreal insectivorous passerines of Type – sallyer, and Order Passeriformes. The term sallyer is defined below. The Family contains a large list of common sub-family names as well as the corresponding genera, only those currently relevant to the AWB Region are included in the categories list given below.
Type - sallyer is defined below... Species typed as ‘Sallyer‘ means typically that they sally forth… from a well chosen elevated perch to catch their prey, normally insects, bees or wasps etc, caught on the wing, small creatures on the ground, or even small fishes in the water, and then return back to their perch to wait for the next one to pass bye. Note - The allocation of a Type to a family is an attempt to give a name to help to classify a common characteristic that family members and even other families may possess, however being live and diverse creatures there are variations throughout the different sub-families and in the case of the Old world flycatchers+ family, the chats are often inclined to be ground - foragers as well. Muscicapidae - old-world-flycatchers+ currently contains the following categories... blackstart bluetail bluethroat bushchat flycatcher nightingale old-world-flycatchers+ redstart robin rock-thrush scrub-robin stonechat wheatear whinchat