Pygmy Batis

Batis perkeo

Pygmy Batis, Batis perkeo, photo © by Michael Plagens

Heavily over-grazed scrub habitat near Lake Baringo, Rift Valley, Kenya. Oct. 2016.

Yet another bird that predates insects and is sharply black-and-white. Pygmy Batis, less than 10 cm in length, inhabits dry, thorny scrub in semi-arid or savanna areas in northeastern Africa.

Platysteiridae -- Batis and Wattle-eye Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, created 15 Dec. 2016