- Batis margaritae
Alternative names: Boulton's Puffback-Flycatcher, Boulton's Batis
Length 12 cm.
Male: Grey crown amd mantle; wings black with white wing-bar; chin, throat and belly white; broad black breast band; yellow eye. Similar to male Chinspot Batis but bulkier with broader breast-band; song differs.
Female: Similar to male, but with chestnut wing-bar and red eye. Differs from female Chinspot Batis in having black breast band, lacking the chestnut throat-spot, having a chestnut (not white) wing-bar, and having a red (not gold) eye.
There are 2 subspecies:
- B. m. margaritae:
- West-central Angola (Mount Moco)
- B. m. kathleenae:
Dry evergreen forest and adjacent woodland.
Diet: Mainly arthropods.
A series of five to ten whistles; first note with slightly higher pitch.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Margaret's Batis. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 8 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Margaret%27s_Batis