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 Batis minor

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1993. A supplement to 'Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world'. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

Taxonomic note
Batis minor (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) was split into B. minor and B. erlangeri by Louette (2005) but this treatment was not followed by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group because cited morphological and vocal differences were thought to be slight or undetectable. Subsequently F. Dowsett-Lemaire reported that erlangeri has a 'very different voice' from coastal minor. Assuming this vocal difference to be major, and referring to our previous notes, erlangeri can be accepted as specifically distinct from minor on the basis of: very different voice' (3);   larger size (2, based on measurements [no SDs however] in Lawson 1987);   darker mantle in male (1);   more olive wash in female (1).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Batis minor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Platysteiridae (Shrike-flycatchers, wattle-eyes and batises)
Species name author Erlanger, 1901