Thrushes (Turdidae)

Buff-streaked Chat (Campicoloides bifasciatus) - HBW 10, p. 786

French: Tarier bifascié German: Fahlschulterschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla Sudafricana
Other common names: Buff-browed Chat

Taxonomy: Saxicola bifasciata Temminck, 1829, eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Suggested as being a relict of a uniquely African radiation, with no extant close relatives. Affinities to Saxicola and Oenanthe evident, and has been treated in both, but plumage, size, nest position, egg colour and song behaviour distinctive; placement in its own monotypic genus currently considered the most appropriate treatment. Monotypic.

Distribution: South Africa (C & S Northern Province S to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape), W Swaziland and Lesotho.