This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Oenanthe bottae and O. heuglini (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) are given specific status contra Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993). The Sahel-to-Kenya form heuglini is a species separate from Horn-of-African and SW Arabian bottae on account of: much smaller size (3); white chin and submoustachial merging into fulvous-buff upper breast vs white chin, submoustachial and throat sharply divided from fulvous-buff upper breast (2); parapatric distribution (2).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Oenanthe bottae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016.