Chinspot Batis

Batis molitor

The male’s white flanks, broad breast band and plain back, together with its unique call, distinguish it from other similar species, namely pale and pririt.

We first recorded this common batis in March 2010 while staying at Mkuze Falls Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal. You can easily see this species in moist savannah such as Suikerbosrand and Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserves.


Chinspot Batis / Blyde River Wilderness Camp, South Africa / 22 July 2013 Chinspot Batis / Shondoro, Vaalwater, South Africa / 21 March 2015 Chinspot Batis – male / Mabusa National Park, South Africa / 14 September 2012 Chinspot Batis – female / Mkuze Falls Game Reserve, South Africa / 02 May 2010 Chinspot Batis / Blyde River Wilderness Camp, South Africa / 22 July 2013 Chinspot Batis / De Tweedespruit Conservancy, South Africa / July 2020 Chinspot Batis / Shondoro, Vaalwater, South Africa / 21 March 2015 Chinspot Batis / De Tweedespruit Conservancy, South Africa / July 2020 Chinspot Batis (Pallidertergum) / Nxai Pans, Botswana / 18 April 2011 Chinspot Batis / Blyde River Wilderness Camp, South Africa / 22 July 2013 Chinspot Batis (Pallidertergum) / Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 26 June 2011 Chinspot Batis / Blyde River Wilderness Camp, South Africa / 22 July 2013
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