Buff-streaked Chat (Campicoloides bifasciatus) - HBW 10, p. 786
French: Tarier bifascié
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male singing on a rock Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Christian Boix Hinzen 4 July 2006 4 years ago 16 sec 4.5
A bird moving between rocks Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 2 January 2007 6 years ago 22 sec 3.9