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Platysteiridae

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Wattle-eyes
 
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Platysteiridae
 
Genera
Megabyas
Bias
Pseudobias
Platysteira
Batis
Lanioturdus

The wattle-eyes or puffback flycatchers are small stout passerine birds of the African tropics. They were previously classed as a subfamily of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

They get their name from the brightly coloured fleshy eye decorations found in most species in this group.

These insect-eating birds are found in usually open forests or bush. They hunt by flycatching, or by taking prey from the ground like a shrike. The nest is a small neat cup low in a tree or bush.

  • Family: Platysteiridae
    • African Shrike-flycatcher, Megabyas flammulatus
    • Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Bias musicus
    • Common Wattle-eye, Platysteira cyanea
    • White-fronted Wattle-eye, Platysteira albifrons
    • Black-throated Wattle-eye, Platysteira peltata
    • Banded Wattle-eye, Platysteira laticincta
    • Chestnut Wattle-eye, Platysteira castanea
    • White-spotted Wattle-eye, Platysteira tonsa
    • Red-cheeked Wattle-eye, Platysteira blissetti
    • Black-necked Wattle-eye, Platysteira chalybea
    • Jameson's Wattle-eye, Platysteira jamesoni
    • Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye, Platysteira concreta
    • Boulton's Batis, Batis margaritae
    • Short-tailed Batis, Batis mixta
    • Ruwenzori Batis, Batis diops
    • Cape Batis, Batis capensis
    • Woodward's Batis, Batis fratrum
    • Chinspot Batis, Batis molitor
    • Pale Batis, Batis soror
    • Pririt Batis, Batis pririt
    • Senegal Batis, Batis senegalensis
    • Gray-headed Batis, Batis orientalis
    • Black-headed Batis, Batis minor
    • Pygmy Batis, Batis perkeo
    • Verreaux's Batis, Batis minima
    • Ituri Batis, Batis ituriensis
    • Fernando Po Batis, Batis poensis
    • West African Batis, Batis occulta
    • Angola Batis, Batis minulla
    • White-tailed Shrike Lanioturdus torquatus

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