Batises and Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae)

Bioko Batis (Batis poensis) - HBW 11, p. 191

French: Pririt de Fernando Po German: Alexanderschnäpper Spanish: Batis de Fernando Póo
Other common names: Fernando Po Batis, Fernando Po/White-browed Puff-back Flycatcher; Lawson’s/West African Batis (occulta)

Taxonomy: Batis poensis Alexander, 1903, Bakaki, Bioko.
Possibly forms a superspecies with B. minulla. Race occulta sometimes considered a separate species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • occulta Lawson, 1984 - forests from Sierra Leone and Liberia E to SW & E Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and N PRCongo.
  • poensis Alexander, 1903 - Bioko I (Fernando Póo).

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