Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea) - HBW 11, p. 198
French: Pririt à collier
Spanish: Batis-carunculado Gorgipardo
Other common names: (Common/Banded(!)/Scarlet-spectacled) Wattle-eye
Taxonomy: Muscicapa cyanea Statius Muller, 1776, Senegal.
Forms a superspecies with P. albifrons; traditionally, all members of genus treated as a superspecies, but untenable on grounds of geographical overlap and morphological characters. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cyanea (Statius Muller, 1776) - Senegal E to W Central African Republic, S to NW Angola and NW DRCongo (S approximately to R Congo).
- nyansae Neumann, 1905 - E Central African Republic and DRCongo (from lower and middle R Congo) E to S Sudan, W Kenya, NW Tanzania islands in L Victoria (Kome, Ukerewe).
- aethiopica Neumann, 1905 - S Ethiopia and extreme SE Sudan.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
Several birds perched and flying away Locality Mweya Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp nyansae)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 6 years ago 22 sec 4.6
An immature male perched and flying off Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp cyanea)
Dave Jackson 20 November 2006 6 years ago 22 sec 4.6
A female perched, seen from below Locality Rondo Retreat, Kemeri, Kenya (ssp nyansae)
Marc de Bont 4 January 2007 6 years ago 17 sec 4.4
A bird perched on a branch and then flying away Locality Kampala, Uganda (ssp nyansae)
Keith Blomerley 4 August 2002 7 years ago 13 sec 4.2
A female moving in a tree Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp cyanea)
Alex García · Videoaves 17 April 2011 2 years ago 13 sec 4.2
bird looking for food Locality Mandina Ba, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp cyanea)
Daniêl Jimenez 24 December 2011 2 years ago 15 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 15 photos
With a catch
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia (ssp aethiopica)
John A Thompson 18 January 2012 2 years ago 4.8
A male perching on a branch
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 14 July 2013 15 weeks ago 4.5
This bird was near the headquarters building at the entrance to the trail into the forest. Many fine birds were easier to see c
Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp nyansae)
Lee Hunter 8 August 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea), male
Locality Ruhija, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Jacques Erard 15 August 2010 21 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp aethiopica)
Fran Trabalon 20 November 2012 44 weeks ago 4.2
A male bird.
Locality Makasutu Nature Forest, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp cyanea)
Steve Garvie 6 December 2009 4 years ago 4.1
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