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African Stonechat

Saxicola torquatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

The African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) 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 ("one who dwells in a place"), torquatus, Latin for "collared". Source: Wikipedia




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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...
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
Ukrainian:
Трав'янка чорноголова
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])
eBird version 2019:
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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Afrikaans: Bontrokkie
Arabic: البرقش المطوق
Bulgarian: Черногушо ливадарче
Bengali: পাতি শিলাফিদ্দা
Catalan: bitxac africà
Czech: Brambornícek cernohlavý
Welsh: Clochdar y Cerrig
Danish: Sortstrubet Bynkefugl
German: Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen
Greek: Μαυρολαίμης
English: African Stonechat, African Stonechat (African), Stonechat (African)
English (IOC): African Stonechat (African)
English (Kenya): Common Stonechat, Common Stonechat (African)
Spanish: Tarabilla Común
Spanish (Spain): Tarabilla común africana (grupo torquatus)
Spanish (HBW): African Stonechat (African)
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
Georgian: შავთავა ოვსადი
Korean: 검은딱새
Scientific: 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, 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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