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Cape Batis

Batis capensis (Linnaeus, C 1766)

The Cape batis is a small, stout insect-eating passerine bird in the wattle-eye family. It is endemic to the Afromontane forests of southern Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Platysteiridae
Genus:
   Batis
Scientific:
  Batis capensis


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1766)

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

Protonym:
  Muscicapa capensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/137337#page/331/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  9E17E8D0447D45E5

Avibase ID:
  avibase-9E17E8D0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9E17E8D0


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 558880

Geographic range:

  • Batis capensis capensis: southern South Africa, east to Free State and southern KwaZulu-Natal
  • Batis capensis erythrophthalma: eastern highlands of Zimbabwe and adjacent western Mozambique, also locally in southern Malawi
  • Batis capensis kennedyi: SW Zimbabwe (Mopoto Hills region)
  • Batis capensis hollidayi: northeastern South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique (Lebombo Range)
English:
Cape Batis
Catalan:
batis del Cap
Czech:
lesknáček kapský
Danish:
Kapbatis
German:
Kapschnäpper
Spanish:
Batis de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain):
Batis del Cabo
Finnish:
kirjotöpösieppo
French:
Pririt du Cap
Croatian:
crnolici batis
Italian:
Pigliamosche mascherato del Capo
Japanese (romaji):
munagurowatagoshihitaki
Japanese:
ムナグロセワタビタキ
Lithuanian:
Kapinis batis
Dutch:
Bruinflankvliegenvanger
Norwegian:
Kappbatis
Polish:
krepnik rdzawoskrzydly
Portuguese:
Batis do Cabo
Portuguese (Portugal):
bátis-do-cabo
Russian:
Капский батис
Slovak:
strakošík kapský
Serbian:
Kapski batis
Swedish:
Kapbatis
Ukrainian:
Приріт рудокрилий
Chinese:
海角蓬背鹟
Chinese (Traditional):
南非噴背鶲


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pririt du Cap ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2023:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Cape Puff-back Flycatcher ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Cape Puff-back Flycatcher ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Cape Puffback ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Batis capensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Batis capensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Batis capensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Cape Batis ( Batis capensis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Batis [capensis or dimorpha] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Afrikaans: Kaapse Bosbontrokkie
Catalan: batis del Cap
Czech: Lesknácek kapský, lesknáček kapský
Danish: Kap Batis, Kapbatis
German: Kap Schnäpper, Kapbatis, Kapschnäpper
English: Cape Batis, Cape Puffback, Cape Puffback Flycatcher, Cape Puff-back Flycatcher, Cape Puffback-Flycatcher, Common Batis, Common Puffback, Common Puffback-Flycatcher, Puffback Flycatcher
Spanish: Batis de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Batis del Cabo
Finnish: Kirjotöpösieppo
French: Batis du Cap, Pririt du Cap
Croatian: crnolici batis
Italian: Batis del Capo, Pigliamosche mascherato del Capo
Japanese (romaji): munagurosewatabitaki, munagurowatagoshihitaki
Japanese: ムナグロウァタゴシヒタキ, ムナグロセワタビタキ
Scientific: Batis capensis, Batis capensis capensis, Muscicapa capensis
Lithuanian: Kapinis batis
Dutch: Bruinflankvliegenvanger, Bruinflank-vliegenvanger
Norwegian: Kappbatis
Polish: krepnik rdzawoskrzydly, Krępnik rdzawoskrzydły
Portuguese: Batis do Cabo
Portuguese (Portugal): bátis-do-cabo
Russian: Капский батис
Slovak: strakošík kapský
Serbian: Kapski batis
Swedish: Kapbatis
Turkish: Kap Batisi
Ukrainian: Приріт рудокрилий
Xhosa: Ingedle
Chinese: 海角蓬背鹟
Chinese (Traditional): 南非噴背鶲
Zulu: uDokotela

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