- Batis perkeo
8-9 cm (3-3½ in)
- Black and white overall plumage
- Short white, barely noticeable, supercilium
- Yellowish-orange eye
- Short tail
Female similar, but has a rufous breast band.
Chinspot Batis, which has a longer tail.
Dry areas with trees and scrub, woodland.
Their main diet consists of insects, mainly foraged in bushes and trees. The also sally out from perches.
Drawn-out whistles and also harsh cackling.
- 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
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Pygmy Batis. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 March 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Pygmy_Batis