Batises and Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae)

Banded Wattle-eye (Platysteira laticincta) - HBW 11, p. 199

French: Pririt de Bamenda German: Bandlappenschn├Ąpper Spanish: Batis-carunculado de Bamenda
Other common names: Bamenda Wattle-eye

Taxonomy: Platysteira laticincta Bates, 1926, Oku, west of Kumbo, Cameroon.
Traditionally, all members of genus treated as a superspecies, but untenable on grounds of geographical overlap and morphological characters. Present species better treated as forming a superspecies with P. peltata; often considered conspecific, but geographically and ecologically isolated in montane habitat and exhibits not altogether negligible plumage differences. Monotypic.

Distribution: Bamenda Highlands, in W Cameroon.

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