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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.
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Saozneg - RU:
African Stonechat
Katalaneg:
bitxac africà
Tchekeg:
Brambornícek cernohlavý
daneg:
Sortstrubet Bynkefugl
Alamaneg:
Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen
Spagnoleg:
Tarabilla Común
Finneg:
mustapäätasku
Galleg:
Tarier d'Afrique
Kroateg:
Crnoglavi Batić
Hungareg:
Cigánycsuk
Islandeg:
Hagaskvetta
Italianeg:
Saltimpalo africano
Japaneg:
afurikanobitaki
japaneg:
ニシノビタキ
lituaneg:
Juodagalvė kiauliukė
Nederlandeg:
Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit
Norvegeg:
Afrikasvartstrupe
Poloneg:
kląskawka afrykańska
Portugaleg:
Cartaxo
Rusianeg:
Черноголовый чекан
Sloveg:
pŕhľaviar bielokrký
Serbeg:
crnoglava travarka
Svedeg:
Svarthakad buskskvätta
Ukrainiek:
Трав'янка чорноголова
Sinaeg:
非洲石即鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲石鵖


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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Stonechat ( Saxicola torquatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 3]
eBird version 2016:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 3]
eBird version 2017:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 3]
eBird version 2018:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 3]
eBird version 2019:
African Stonechat (African) ( Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group]) [version 3]

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
arabeg: البرقش المطوق
Bulgareg: Черногушо ливадарче
bengaleg: পাতি শিলাফিদ্দা
Katalaneg: bitxac africà
Tchekeg: Brambornícek cernohlavý
kembraeg: Clochdar y Cerrig
daneg: Sortstrubet Bynkefugl
Alamaneg: Afrikanisches Schwarzkehlchen
Gresianeg: Μαυρολαίμης
Saozneg - RU: African Stonechat, African Stonechat (African), Stonechat (African)
English (IOC): African Stonechat (African)
English (Kenya): Common Stonechat, Common Stonechat (African)
Spagnoleg: Tarabilla Común
Spanish (Spain): Tarabilla común africana (grupo torquatus)
Spanish (HBW): African Stonechat (African)
Estoneg: kaelustäks
Finneg: mustapäätasku
faeroeg: Svartstólpa
Galleg: Tarier d'Afrique, Tarier d'Afrique (Afrique), Tarier d'Afrique [torquatus]
Iwerzhoneg: Caislín Cloch
Hebreeg: דוחל שחור-גרון
Kroateg: Crnoglavi Batić
Hungareg: Cigánycsuk
armeneg: Սևագլուխ Չքչքան
indonezeg: Decu Batu
Islandeg: Hagaskvetta
Italianeg: Saltimpalo africano
Japaneg: afurikanobitaki, nishinobitaki (torquatus guru-pu)
japaneg: ニシノビタキ, ニシノビタキ (torquatus グループ), ノビタキ
georgianeg: შავთავა ოვსადი
Koreeg: 검은딱새
scientific: Motacilla () torquata, Muscicapa torquata, Pratincola axillaris, Saxicola axillaris, Saxicola torquatus, Saxicola torquatus [torquatus Group], Saxicola torquatus axillaris, Saxicola torquatus torquatus
lituaneg: Juodagalvė kiauliukė
Malagasy: Fitatra
Nederlandeg: Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit, Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit (torquatus groep)
Norvegeg: Afrikasvartstrupe, afrikasvartstrupe (torquatus gr.)
Poloneg: kląskawka afrykańska
Portugaleg: Cartaxo
Portuguese (Portugal): Cartaxo-africano, Cartaxo-africano [grupo torquatus]
Romansh: puppennair
Rusianeg: Черноголовый чекан
Sloveg: prhlaviar bielokrký, pŕhľaviar bielokrký
Slovenieg: prosnik
Serbeg: crnoglava travarka
Sesotho: Hlatsinyane
Svedeg: afrikansk buskskvätta ([torquatus Group]), Svarthakad buskskvätta
swahilieg: Mhozo Kichwa-cheusi
Thai: นกยอดหญ้าหัวดำ
Turkeg: Taşkuşu
Ukrainiek: Трав'янка чорноголова
C'hosaeg: Ingcaphe
Sinaeg: 非洲石即鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲石鵖
Zouloueg: isAncaphela

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