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Genus: Platysteira

[edit] Description

An African genus comprising ten species of Wattle-eye. They are small, stocky, active flycatchers with short tails. Four species have red wattles, while the wattles are blue, green, or violet in the remaining species.

[edit] Taxonomy

Platysteira is one of about six genera in the family Platysteiridae. This genus includes species formerly placed in genus Dyaphorophyia by some authorities (and some still recommend that); those are the species with wattles differing from red.

Genus Platysteira viewedit
P. cyanea Brown-throated Wattle-eye
P. albifrons White-fronted Wattle-eye
P. peltata Black-throated Wattle-eye
P. laticincta Banded Wattle-eye
P. castanea Chestnut Wattle-eye
P. hormophora West African Wattle-eye
P. tonsa White-spotted Wattle-eye
P. blissetti Red-cheeked Wattle-eye
P. chalybea Black-necked Wattle-eye
P. jamesoni Jameson's Wattle-eye
P. concreta Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye

[edit] References

Njabo paper on Wattle-eye phylogeny


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