Cape Batis

The Cape Batis(Afrikaans name, Kaapse Bosbontrokkie)is a beautiful chestnut coloured bird of the flycatcher family. The male has the black breast band and golden eyes while the female has a narrower chestnut breast band and red eyes.

They are skittish little birds always on the move in the trees. We have seen them at Little Stream in Constantia and at the Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens.

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