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African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat

Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla 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://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946524


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CF2E967489666AEA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CF2E9674

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CF2E9674


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 sibilla: Madagascar
  • Saxicola albofasciatus: western and central Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northeastern Uganda
  • Show more...
English:
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat
French:
Tarier d'Afrique, T. de Madagascar ou T. d'Éthiopie


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat ( Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus])
Clements, version 2021:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola axillaris) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquata) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquata) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquata) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 3]
eBird version 2016:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 3]
eBird version 2017:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 3]
eBird version 2018:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 3]
eBird version 2019:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 3]
eBird version 2021:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola axillaris) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Bontrokkie, Gewone Bontrokkie
Arabic: البرقش المطوق
Asturian: Chachar africanu
Bulgarian: Африканско ливадарче, Черногушо ливадарче
Bengali: পাতি শিলাফিদ্দা
Catalan: bitxac africà
Czech: bramborníček africký, bramborníček černohlavý
Welsh: Clochdar y Cerrig
Danish: Afrika/Madagaskar Bynkefugl, Sortstrubet bynkefugl
German: Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen, Afrikaschwarzkehlchen
Greek: Αφρικανικός Μαυρολαίμης, Μαυρολαίμης
English: African Stonechat, African, Madagascar or Ethiopian Stonechat, Stonechat (African)
English, HBW: Common Stonechat (African Stonechat)
English (IOC): African/Madagascan Stonechat, African/Madagascar Stonechat
English (Kenya): Common Stonechat
English (United States): African Stonechat
Esperanto: Nigragorĝulo
Spanish: Tarabilla Africana, Tarabilla Común, Tarabilla Común Africana
Spanish (Spain): Tarabilla africana, Tarabilla común africana
Spanish (HBW): African Stonechat
Estonian: Kaelustäks
Finnish: afrikanpensastasku, mustapäätasku
Faroese: Svartstólpa
French: Tarier d'Afrique, Tarier d'Afrique, T. de Madagascar ou T. d'Éthiopie
Irish: Caislín Cloch
Galician: Chasco africano
Hebrew: דוחל שחור-גרון
Croatian: Crnoglavi Batić
Hungarian: Cigánycsuk, Cigánycsuk (Afrikai)
Armenian: Սևագլուխ Չքչքան
Indonesian: Decu Batu
Icelandic: Hagaskvetta
Italian: Saltimpalo africano
Japanese (romaji): nishinobitaki
Japanese: ニシノビタキ
Georgian: შავთავა ოვსადი
Korean: 검은딱새
Scientific: Motacilla () torquata, Muscicapa torquata, Pratincola axillaris, Saxicola [torquatus, sibilla or albofasciatus], Saxicola axillaris, Saxicola torquata, Saxicola torquatus, Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group], Saxicola torquatus axillaris, Saxicola torquatus torquatus
Lithuanian: Juodagalvė kiauliukė
Malagasy: Fitatra
Dutch: Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikasvartstrupe
Norwegian: Afrikasvartstrupe
Polish: kląskawka afrykańska
Portuguese: Cartaxo
Portuguese (Portugal): Cartaxo-africano
Romansh: puppennair
Russian: Африканский черноголовый чекан, Черноголовый чекан
Slovak: pŕhľaviar bielokrký
Slovenian: prosnik
Serbian: Afrička travarka, crnoglava travarka
Sotho, Southern: Hlatsinyane
Swedish: afrikansk buskskvätta, afrikansk buskskvätta/madagaskarbuskskvätta
Swahili: Mhozo Kichwa-cheusi
Thai: นกยอดหญ้าหัวดำ
Turkish: Afrika taşkuşu, 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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