African Stonechat

Saxicola torquatus - Tarier africain

Tarier africain
♂ adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Muscicapidés

  • Genus
    :

    Saxicola

  • Species
    :

    torquatus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 12 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 13 à 17 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family.

Subspecific information 13 Subspecies

  • Saxicola torquatus felix (sw Saudi Arabia and w Yemen)
  • Saxicola torquatus albofasciatus (se Sudan and ne Uganda to c Ethiopia)
  • Saxicola torquatus jebelmarrae (e Chad and w Sudan)
  • Saxicola torquatus moptanus (Senegal and s Mali)
  • Saxicola torquatus nebularum (Sierra Leone and w Ivory Coast)
  • Saxicola torquatus axillaris (e DRCongo, Kenya, n and w Tanzania)
  • Saxicola torquatus promiscuus (s Tanzania to e Zimbabwe and w Mozambique)
  • Saxicola torquatus salax (e Nigeria to nw Angola, Bioko I.)
  • Saxicola torquatus stonei (e and s Angola to sw Tanzania south to n South Africa and Botswana)
  • Saxicola torquatus clanceyi (coastal w South Africa)
  • Saxicola torquatus torquatus (c South Africa)
  • Saxicola torquatus oreobates (Lesotho)
  • Saxicola torquatus voeltzkowi (Grand Comoro)

Foreign names

  • Tarier africain,
  • Tarabilla Común,
  • Cartaxo-comum,
  • *Schwarzkehlchen,
  • Afrikaanse Roodborsttapuit,
  • Saltimpalo africano,
  • Svarthakad buskskvätta,
  • Afrikasvartstrupe,
  • pŕhľaviar bielokrký,
  • bramborníček africký,
  • Sortstrubet Bynkefugl,
  • mustapäätasku,
  • Gewone Bontrokkie,
  • bitxac africà,
  • kląskawka afrykańska,
  • Черноголовый (африканский) чекан,
  • ノビタキ,
  • 非洲石即鸟,
  • 非洲石鵖,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Alpine Wetlands (includes temporary waters from snowmelt) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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