East Coast Batis (Batis soror) - HBW 11, p. 193
French: Pririt pâle
Spanish: Batis Pálido
Other common names: Pale Batis, Mozambique Batis
Taxonomy: Batis puella soror Reichenow, 1903, Songea, southern Tanzania.
Part of a superspecies that probably includes also B. senegalensis, B. orientalis, B. molitor and B. pririt. Was formerly regarded as a race of B. molitor, which it replaces geographically in E African lowlands (although apparently some range overlap in SE Tanzania). Proposed races littoralis (from Zanzibar I) and pallidigula (from Mozambique) considered untenable. Monotypic.
Distribution: Coastal Kenya, E & SE Tanzania (including Zanzibar I and Mafia I), Mozambique (S to S of R Save), SE Malawi, and seaward-facing slopes of mountains in E Zimbabwe.
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juveniles in nest
Locality Mikumi National Park, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 22 October 2014 5 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 31 May 2009 14 weeks ago 4.1
An adult female.
Locality Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 4 August 2007 4 years ago 3.2
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