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The Ashy Flycatcher (Fraseria caerulescens) is a relatively common but discreet inhabitant of forest edges, clearings, and plantations and other agricultural settings. It is widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa; absent only from the drier areas of South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Like many other flycatchers, it feeds on insects and other small prey items by sallying out from perches. Adults have a broken white eyering with a dark stripe through the eye, and a short white supraloral line that stretches from the eye to the bill. The upperparts are an even, cool gray, with lighter grayish-white underparts. Within their range, Ashy Flycatcher is easily confused the Gray Tit-Flycatcher (F. plumbea), but is best distinguished by its solidly gray tail (vs. dark tail with white edges; frequently fanned).