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
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- 4.6 Bird standing ... South Afri..., Jan 2011 Dubi Shapiro
- 4 On a bush South Afri..., Nov 2012 Guy Poisson
- 3.9 A male on the ... South Afri..., Apr 2011 Tadeusz Stawarczyk
- 3.9 Female South Afri..., Sep 2010 Roland Bischoff
- 3.7 Male South Afri..., Sep 2010 Roland Bischoff
- 3.2 Adult male, st... South Afri..., Nov 2010 Carmelo López