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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Chinspot Batis

Afrikaans name: Witliesbosbontrokkie

Female Chinspot Batis

Female Chinspot Batis

Photo © Steven Herbert

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.

Chinspot Batis

Photo © Steven Herbert

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


References and further reading

A First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 56

Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 68

Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 180

Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 186

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 412

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 612

Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 610

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 374

Shrikes of Southern Africa - Author: Tony Harris and Graeme Arnott - Year Published: - Page: 96

List of South African Birds

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