Cape Robin Chat (Cossypha caffra)
aka Cape Robin & Common Robin Chat

The Cape Robin Chat is a small bird, 6.5" (17cm), dark grey-brown on top, with grey flanks & belly. Its throat, breast, rump and outer tail feathers are orange. They have white-ish chins and distinct white supercilium (eye-brow). A black bill, grey-pink legs and feet and brown eyes.

Cape Robin Chats are usually seen on the ground or on the branches of trees.

Cape Robin Chats eat insects on the ground or gleaned from leaves.

In Kenya, Cape Robin Chats are found above 1500m, from south of Lake Turkana, down to the Taita Hills and west of that line, except around Lake Victoria. Seen around forest edges, cultivated areas and gardens.

Extra Facts
Cape Robin Chats are great songsters, often imitating the songs of other species.

Photographed in Kenya's Nairobi National Park.

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Cape Robin Chat

A Cape Robin Chat, perched on the branch of a tree