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Cape batis

Batis capensis (Photo from Bird Forum) Common name:Cape batis (en); batis-do-Cabo (pt); pririt du Cap (fr); batis de El Cabo (es); Kapschnäpper (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily PlatysteiridaeRange:This species is found from Tanzania south to Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, eastern Mozambique and eastern and southern South Africa.Size:These birds are 12-15 cm long and weigh 13 g.Habitat:The Cape batis is […]

Chestnut wattle-eye

Platysteira castanea Photo by David Greyo (Oiseaux) Common name:chestnut wattle-eye (en); olho-carunculado-castanho (pt); pririt châtain (fr); ojicarunculado castaño (es); weißbürzel-lappenschnäpper (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily PlatysteiridaeRange:This African species is found from Guinea to South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, and through Gabon and D.R. Congo down to northern Angola.Size:These birds are 10-11 cm long and weigh 13-16 g.Habitat:The chestnut […]

Black-throated wattle-eye

Platysteira peltata Photo by Guy Upfold (Tropical Birding) Common name: black-throated wattle-eye (en); olho-carunculado-de-garganta-preta (pt); pririt à gorge noire (fr); ojicarunculado de garganta negra (es); schwarzkehl-lappenschnäpper (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Platysteiridae Range: This African species occurs from Angola to Kenya and has scattered populations across Zimbabwe, Mozambique and into eastern South Africa. Size: The […]