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African or Ethiopian Stonechat

Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus] (= Saxicola torquatus) (Linnaeus, C 1766)

The African stonechat or common stonechat is a species of the Old World flycatcher family (Muscicapidae), inhabiting sub-Saharan Africa and adjacent regions. Like the other chats, it was long assigned to the thrush family (Turdidae), to which the chats are convergent. Its scientific name refer to its appearance and habitat and means "collared rock-dweller": Saxicola from Latin saxum ("rock") + incola, torquatus, Latin for "collared". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Muscicapidae
Genus:
   Saxicola
Scientific:
  Saxicola torquatus


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1766)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 12, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  [Motacilla] torquata

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137337#page/332/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  222CAA6E0DDDFE7E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-222CAA6E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/222CAA6E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 726114

Geographic range:

  • Saxicola torquatus torquatus: South Africa (Western Cape to Limpopo) and western Swaziland
  • Saxicola torquatus moptanus: Inner Niger delta, Mali, n Senegal and Senegal delta
  • Saxicola torquatus nebularum: Highlands of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and w Ivory Coast
  • Saxicola torquatus salax (salax): SE Nigeria to Cameroon, Gabon, lower Congo and Angola
  • Saxicola torquatus salax (adamauae): Highlands of n and w Cameroon
  • Saxicola torquatus salax (pallidigula): Cameroon Mt. and Bioko
  • Saxicola torquatus jebelmarrae: W Sudan (Darfur region)
  • Saxicola torquatus axillaris: Highlands of e Democratic Republic of the Congo to Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and n Tanzania
  • Saxicola torquatus stonei: southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Tanzania to southern and eastern Angola, northeastern Namibia, Zambia, central Zimbabwe, eastern and northern Botswana, and northern South Africa
  • Saxicola torquatus clanceyi: Coastal w Namibia to nw Cape Province
  • Saxicola torquatus promiscuus: highlands of southern and southeastern Tanzania, northern and western Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, and Malawi
  • Saxicola torquatus oreobates: Highlands of Lesotho; > to e Zimbabwe and s Mozambique
  • Saxicola torquatus felix: Mountains of sw Arabia and Yemen
  • Saxicola torquatus voeltzkowi: Grand Comoro I.
  • Saxicola albofasciatus: western and central Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northeastern Uganda
  • Show more...
English:
African or Ethiopian Stonechat
French:
Tarier d'Afrique ou T. d'Éthiopie


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African or Madagascar Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or sibilla])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African or Madagascar Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or sibilla])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus])
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus]

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Afrikaans: Bontrokkie, Gewone Bontrokkie
Arabic: البرقش المطوق, القليعي المطوق, بريقش زياني, قليعي مطوق
Belarusian: Афрыканскі ерчык
Bulgarian: Африканско ливадарче, Черногушо ливадарче
Bengali: পাতি শিলাফিদ্দা
Catalan: bitxac africà
Czech: bramborníček africký, Brambornícek cernohlavý, Bramborníček černohlavý
Welsh: Clochdar y Cerrig, Clochdar y cerrig Affrica
Danish: Sortstrubet bynkefugl
German: Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen, Afrikaschwarzkehlchen, Schwarzkehlchen
Greek: Αφρικαvικός μαυρoλαίμης, Μαυρολαίμης
English: African or Ethiopian Stonechat, African or Madagascar Stonechat, African Stonechat, Common Stonechat, Ethiopian Stonechat, Kilimanjaro Stonechat, Stonechat, Stonechat (African)
English (Kenya): Common Stonechat
Esperanto: Afrika nigragorĝulo
Spanish: Tarabilla africana, Tarabilla Común
Estonian: Aafrika kaelustäks, Kaelustäks
Finnish: Afrikanpensastasku, Mustapäätasku
Faroese: Svartstólpa
French: Tarier d'Afrique, Tarier d'Afrique ou T. de Madagascar, Tarier d'Afrique ou T. d'Éthiopie, Tarier pâtre, Tarier pâtre (Afrique)
Frisian: Afrikaansk swartkieltsje
Irish: Caislín Cloch, Caislín cloch Afracach
Galician: Chasco africano
Manx: Claghan ny gleigh Affrickagh
Hebrew: דוחל שחור גרון, דוחל שחור־גרון, דוחל שחור-גרון
Croatian: Afrički batić, Crnoglavi Batic, Crnoglavi Batić
Hungarian: Afrikai cigánycsuk, Cigánycsuk
Armenian: [Sevagluch Chkchkan ], Սևագլուխ Չքչքան
Indonesian: Decu Batu
Icelandic: Hagaskvetta
Italian: Saltimpalo, Saltimpalo africano
Japanese (romaji): afurikanobitaki, No-bitaki
Japanese: アフリカノビタキ, ニシノビタキ, ノビタキ
Georgian: შავთავა ოვსადი
Korean: 검은딱새
Scientific: Motacilla () torquata, Muscicapa torquata, Pratincola axillaris, Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus], Saxicola [torquatus or sibilla], Saxicola axillaris, Saxicola torquata, Saxicola torquata axillaris, Saxicola torquatus, Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group], Saxicola torquatus axillaris, Saxicola torquatus torquatus
Lithuanian: Juodagalve kiauliuke, Juodagalvė kiauliukė
Latvian: Afrikas čakstīte
Malagasy: Fitadroranga, Fitatra, vangamanga
Macedonian: Африканско ливадарче
Maltese: Buċaqq ta'l-Afrika
Dutch: Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit, Roodborsttapuit
Norwegian: Afrikasvartstrupe, Svartstrupe
Polish: kląskawka, kląskawka (zwyczajna), kląskawka afrykańska, klaskawka zwyczajna, kląskawka zwyczajna
Portuguese: cartaxo, cartaxo comum, Cartaxo-africano, Cartaxo-comum
Portuguese (Portugal): Cartaxo-africano
Romansh: puppennair
Rhaeto-Romance: Puppennair da l’Africa
Romanian: Mărăcinar african
Russian: Африканский чекан, Чекан черноголовый, Черноголовый (африканский) чекан, Черноголовый чекан
Northern Sami: Afrihkáčáhppesskilki
Slovak: pŕhľaviar bielokrký, pŕhľaviar čiernohlavý, prhlaviar hnedoprsý
Slovenian: Afriški prosnik, prosnik
Serbian: Afrička travarka, crnoglava travarka
Sotho, Southern: Hlatsinyane
Swedish: afrikansk buskskvätta, Svarthakad buskskvätta
Swahili: Mhozo Kichwa-cheusi
Thai: นกยอดหญ้าหัวดำ
Turkish: Afrika taşkuşu, Taşkuşu
Ukrainian: трав’янка африканська, Трав'янка африканська, Трав'янка чорноголова , Чорноголовий чекан
Xhosa: Ingcaphe
Chinese: 非洲石䳭, 非洲石(即鸟), 非洲石即鸟, 黑喉石, 黑喉石(即鳥), 黑喉石(即鸟), 黑喉石即鸟, 黑喉石鵖
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲石鵖
Zulu: isAncaphela

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