Order Passeriformes

Family Platysteiridae

Batises and Wattle-eyes
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  • Small to medium-sized flycatcher-like birds, contrastingly coloured, with rather wide bill, short legs and upright stance.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa; one monotypic genus in Madagascar.
  • Always on or near trees.
  • 8-16 cm.
  • 4 genera, 34 species, 55 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Louette, M. (2019). Batises and Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52323 on 7 December 2019).