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African Stonechat
Saxicola torquatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Muscicapidae
Genus:
  Saxicola

Scientific:
  Saxicola torquatus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.328

Protonym:
  Motacilla () torquata

Avibase ID:
  78B665BF7C704DD7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/78B665BF

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.
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  African Stonechat
Czech:
  Brambornícek cernohlavý
German:
  Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen
Danish:
  Sortstrubet Bynkefugl
Spanish:
  Tarabilla Común
Finnish:
  mustapäätasku
French:
  Tarier d'Afrique
Icelandic:
  Hagaskvetta
Italian:
  Saltimpalo africano
Japanese:
  afurikanobitaki
Japanese:
  ニシノビタキ
Dutch:
  Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit
Norwegian:
  Afrikasvartstrupe
Polish:
  kląskawka afrykańska
Portuguese:
  Cartaxo
Russian:
  Черноголовый чекан
Slovak:
  pŕhľaviar bielokrký
Swedish:
  Svarthakad buskskvätta
Chinese:
  非洲石即鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])
eBird version 1.53:
   African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])
eBird version 1.54:
   African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])
eBird version 1.55:
   African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])
eBird version 2015:
   African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])
eBird version 2016:
   African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])
eBird version 2017:
   African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])
eBird version 2018:
   African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group])

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Saxicola [torquatus or albofasciatus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Bontrokkie
Arabic: البرقش المطوق
Bulgarian: Черногушо ливадарче
Bengali: পাতি শিলাফিদ্দা
Czech: Brambornícek cernohlavý
Welsh: Clochdar y Cerrig
Danish: Sortstrubet Bynkefugl
German: Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen
Greek: Μαυρολαίμης
English: African Stonechat, African Stonechat (African), Stonechat (African)
English (Kenya): Common Stonechat (African)
Spanish: Tarabilla Común
Estonian: kaelustäks
Finnish: mustapäätasku
Faroese: Svartstólpa
French: Tarier d'Afrique, Tarier d'Afrique (Afrique), Tarier d'Afrique [torquatus]
Irish: Caislín Cloch
Hebrew: דוחל שחור-גרון
Croatian: Crnoglavi Batić
Hungarian: Cigánycsuk
Armenian: Սևագլուխ Չքչքան
Indonesian: Decu Batu
Icelandic: Hagaskvetta
Italian: Saltimpalo africano
Japanese: afurikanobitaki, nishinobitaki (torquatus guru-pu)
Japanese: ニシノビタキ, ニシノビタキ (torquatus グループ), ノビタキ
Korean: 검은딱새
Latin: Motacilla () torquata, Saxicola axillaris, Saxicola torquatus, Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group], Saxicola torquatus torquatus
Lithuanian: Juodagalvė kiauliukė
Malagasy: Fitatra
Dutch: Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit, Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit (torquatus groep)
Norwegian: Afrikasvartstrupe, afrikasvartstrupe (torquatus gr.)
Polish: kląskawka afrykańska
Portuguese: Cartaxo
Portuguese (Portugal): Cartaxo-africano [grupo torquatus]
Romansh: puppennair
Russian: Черноголовый чекан
Slovak: prhlaviar bielokrký, pŕhľaviar bielokrký
Slovenian: prosnik
Serbian: crnoglava travarka
Sotho, Southern: Hlatsinyane
Swedish: afrikansk buskskvätta ([torquatus Group]), Svarthakad buskskvätta
Swahili: Mhozo Kichwa-cheusi
Thai: นกยอดหญ้าหัวดำ
Turkish: Taşkuşu
Ukrainian: Трав'янка чорноголова
Xhosa: Ingcaphe
Chinese: 非洲石即鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲石鵖
Zulu: isAncaphela

 

         

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