The Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae is a large family of small passerine birds mostly restricted to the Old World (Europe, Africa and Asia). These are mainly small arboreal insectivores, many of which, as the name implies, take their prey on the wing. New world flycatchers are in the family Tyrannidae (see that section).

Subfamily Muscicapinae - typical flycatchers
Anthipes - 2 species.
Blue-and-white Flycatcher, Cyanoptila cyanomelana
Bradornis - 4 species.
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus
Pale Flycatcher Bradornis pallidus
Culicicapa - 2 species.
Cyanoptila -
Cyornis - 19 species.
Empidornis
Eumyias - 5 species.
Ficedula - c.30 species (apparently saxicoline, related to Tarsiger).
Fiscal Flycatcher, Sigelus silens
Fraseria - 2 species.
Grand Comoro Flycatcher, Humblotia flavirostris
Humblotia
Melaenornis - 7 species.
Southern Black Flycatcher Melaenornis pammelaina
White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri
Muscicapa - 24 species.
African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta
Muscicapella
Myioparus - 2 species.
Niltava - 6 species.
Pygmy Flycatcher, Muscicapella hodgsoni
Rhinomyias - 11 species.
Sigelus
Silverbird, Empidornis semipartitus

Genus Terpsiphone Paradise Flycatchers
African Paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis

Subfamily Saxicolinae - chats and allies (formerly in Turdidae)

Brachypteryx (4 species)
Campicoloides, Buff-streaked Chat
Cercomela (9 species)
Cercotrichas, scrub robins or bush chats (11 species) - possibly muscicapine
Chaimarrornis, White-capped Redstart - Paraphyletic with some Phoenicurus
Cichladusa, palm thrushes (3 species)
Cinclidium, Blue-fronted Robin
Copsychus, magpie-robins or shamas (7 species) - possibly muscicapine
Cossypha, robin-chats (14 species)
Cossyphicula, White-bellied Robin-chat - may belong in Cossypha
Enicurus, forktails (7 species)
Erithacus (3 species) - paraphyletic
Grandala, Grandala
Heinrichia - Great Shortwing
Hodgsonius, White-bellied Redstart
Irania, White-throated Robin
Luscinia (11 species) - paraphyletic
Monticola: rock thrushes (13 species, includes Pseudocossyphus)
Myiomela (4 species)
Myophonus, whistling thrushes
Myrmecocichla (7 species)
Namibornis, Herero Chat
Oenanthe, wheatears (some 20 species)
Phoenicurus, true redstarts (11 species)- forms a well-supported clade with the following 2 genera placed within
Pinarornis, Boulder Chat
Pogonocichla, White-starred Robin
Rhyacornis (2 species) - Paraphyletic with some Phoenicurus
Saxicola, bushchats and stonechats (14 species)
Saxicoloides, Indian Robin
Sheppardia, akalats (9 species)
Stiphrornis, forest robins (1-5 species, depending on taxonomy)
Swynnertonia, Swynnerton's Robin
Tarsiger, bush-robins (5 species)
Thamnolaea, cliff chats (2 species)
Trichixos, Rufous-tailed Shama
Xenocopsychus, Angola Cave Chat