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
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 16 weeks ago 4.3
A male perching on a branch
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 14 July 2013 9 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Awassa Lake, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp aethiopica)
Fran Trabalon 20 November 2012 38 weeks ago 4.2
A male bird.
Locality Makasutu Nature Forest, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp cyanea)
Steve Garvie 6 December 2009 3 years ago 4.1
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