Cape Robin-Chat

Cossypha caffra

Cape Robin-Chat, Cossypha caffra, photo © by Michael Plagens

Foraging lawn areas in the gardens at Naiberi River Camp, s.e. of Eldoret, Kenya. 15 October 2010. Elevation 2360 m.

The throat and upper chest are rich, tawny orange. White eyebrow stripe. Belly is ashy gray. Slender bill. Common at woodland edges and gardens in moister highland areas.

Muscicapidae -- Old World Flycatcher 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

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