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Chinspot Batis

Afrikaans name: Witliesbosbontrokkie

Female Chinspot Batis

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Batis molitor

Interestingly it is only the female Chinspot Batis that possesses a 'chin spot'. The band across her chest is brown while the male is black.

The Chinspot Batis can be found in bushveld areas as well as various types of forests.

It can be found across the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal and the north-eastern parts of South Africa.

The Chinspot Batis can normally be seen hopping around in trees and bushes looking for insects which is its main source of food.

Two eggs are normally laid in a cup-shaped nest in a bush or tree.

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References

List of South African Birds

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