Family Batises and Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae)

Near Threatened

White-fronted Wattle-eye (Platysteira albifrons)


Taxonomy

French: Pririt à front blanc German: Weißstirn-Lappenschnäpper Spanish: Batis carunculado frentiblanco
Taxonomy:

Platystira albifrons

Sharpe

, 1873,

Loge River, Angola

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Coastal plain of W Angola from mouth of R Congo S to Benguela.

Descriptive notes

13 cm; 11·7–12·6 g. Grey, black and white flycatcher-like bird with fleshy red eye wattle and white wingstripe. Male is grey above, mixed with black on... read more

Voice

No information.

Habitat

Dry thickets in woodland, gallery forest and edges of mangrove forest; also Croton... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and other arthropods. Active feeder, hops from twig to twig. Hawks insects; also gleans foliage.

Breeding

Juveniles observed in Nov. No other information available.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Angola EBA. Erroneously supposed to occur at Ngombi, in W DRCongo... read more

Recommended citation

Louette, M. (2020). White-fronted Wattle-eye (Platysteira albifrons). 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/59137 on 23 February 2020).