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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Platysteiridae.


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  • A badly wounded but still defiant Batis was brought before Alexander, who threatened him with cruel punishments if he would not bow down before him.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alexander now took Batis, still alive, lashed his ankles with leather thongs, tied him to his own chariot, and pulled him through the rocky desert around the city of Gaza until long after he was dead.

    Alexander the Great

  • Batis and the people of Gaza rejoiced, thinking he had been killed.

    Alexander the Great

  • Cladium jamaicensis, Typha dominguensis, Salicornia bigelovi, and Batis maritima can also be found in association with the dominant species.

    Petenes mangroves

  • The Park is also habitat for major South African populations of greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicoepterus ruber, and P. minor, osprey Pandion haliaetus, Neergaard's sunbird Nectarinia bifasciata, Woodward's batis Batis fratrum, Natal nightjar Caprimulgus natalensis, blackrumped button-quail Turnix hottentotta, black coucal Centropus bengalensis and shorttailed pipit Anthus brachyurus. 62 species are listed in the South African Red Data Book and 73 species are listed in CITES appendices.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • Endemic to the Ituri, are yellow-legged weaver Ploceus flavipes and golden-naped weaver P. aureonucha; endemic to the region are Sassi's olive greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi, Bedford's paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone bedfordi and Ituri flycatcher Batis ituriensis ..

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Some species associated with C. erectus forests in Cuba are: Batis maritima, Dalbergia ecastaphillum, Acrostichum aureum, and Bucida sp.

    Greater Antilles mangroves

  • This kind of habitat is poor in plant species; the most common are represented by Atriplex pentandra, Heterostachya ritteriana, Salicornia fruticosa, Batis maritima, and Sesuvium portulacastrum.

    Araya and Paria xeric scrub

  • The ecoregion lies within the eastern portion of the Cameroon and Gabon Lowlands endemic bird area (EBA), and includes forest batis (Batis minima), Rachel's malimbe (Malimbus racheliae), and forest swallow (Hirundo fuliginosa).

    Northwestern Congolian lowland forests

  • Component plant species include: Atriplex pentandra, Heterostachya ritteriana, Salicornia fruticosa, Batis maritima, Sezuvium portulacastrum.

    Paraguana xeric scrub


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