Batises and Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae)

Brown-throated Wattle-eye (Platysteira cyanea) - HBW 11, p. 198

French: Pririt à collier German: Lappenschnäpper 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.