Batises and Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae)

Boulton's Batis (Batis margaritae) - HBW 11, p. 187

French: Pririt de Boulton German: Boultonschnäpper Spanish: Batis de Boulton
Other common names: Margaret’s Batis, Boulton’s Puff-back Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Batis margaritae Boulton, 1934, Mount Moco, 6500 feet [c. 1980 m], Angola.
This species and B. diops probably belong to the superspecies that also contains B. capensis, B. reichenowi, B. mixta, B.crypta and B. fratrum. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • margaritae Boulton, 1934 - Mt Moco, in W Angola.
  • kathleenae C. M. N. White, 1941 - S DRCongo (Shilatembo, in S Katanga) and NW Zambia; possibly also extreme E Angola (E Moxico).

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