The Cape robin-chat (Cossypha caffra) is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It has a disjunct range from South Sudan to South Africa. The locally familiar and confiding species has colonized and benefited from a range of man-altered habitats, including city suburbs and farmstead woodlots. It is an accomplished songster like other robin-chats, but is rather less colourful than most, and frequents either dryer settings or higher altitudes. It forages in the proximity of cover, in the open or in fairly well-lit environments. Its distribution resembles that of the Karoo-Olive complex of thrushes, but it prefers the bracken-briar fringes of Afromontane forest, and does not enter far into forest proper. It is altitudinally segregated from Red-capped robin-chat, and is less of a skulker.



Cape Robin-Chat
Date Location Count
2021-06-06 07:32Volcanoes NP--Headquarters2
2021-06-16 14:00Augrabies Falls NP--Campground1
2021-05-31 07:57Mara North Conservancy--Serian1
2021-05-26 10:30West Coast NP1
2021-06-17 07:12St Andrews Turi, KE (-0.279, 35.764)4
2021-06-21 07:36Kirstenhof Wetland3
2021-06-22 08:06Majik Forest1
2021-06-16 10:15Rondevlei Nature Reserve3
2021-06-21 10:50Murungaru, North Kinangop2
2021-06-16 14:02Strandfontein WTP
2021-06-10 09:26Table Mountain NP--Cape Point Section1
2021-06-01 10:00Table Mountain NP--Platboom Beach1
2021-06-04 06:03El Karama Ranch Eco Lodge1
2021-06-06 08:12Paarl Arboretum3
2021-06-15 07:38Macassar Sewage Works
2021-06-21 08:11Stellenboschberg--Lower Trail1
2021-06-12 10:36Helderberg Nature Reserve1
2021-05-25 06:58Gatamaiyu Forest1
2021-06-09 10:45Danie Miller Hiking Trail1
2021-06-03 10:08Kimuka area, Rift Valley2
2021-06-18 12:27Nyeri (general)1
2021-06-14 09:47Rooi-Els2
2021-06-14 08:11Stony Point--Penguin Colony2
2021-06-09 13:38Kogelberg Nature Reserve--lower Palmiet River trail (start to junction)1
2021-06-19 09:10Harold Porter Botanical Gardens4
2021-06-12 09:30Nairobi NP1
2021-06-16 11:02Van der Stel Pass Rd (D1288)--South of Bot R. Bridge1
2021-06-16 08:18Swartrivier Road1
2021-06-02 11:30Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve1
2021-06-19 08:57Pearly Beach8
2021-06-11 07:00Lake Duluti Lodge1
2021-05-27 15:15Oloitokitok Riverine Forest Remnant1
2021-05-29 08:20Luwawa Forest Lodge1
2021-05-29 13:47Outward Bound School and surrounds4
2021-06-19 11:22Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve1
2021-06-18 12:31Karoo NP1
2021-06-13 09:30Pilanesberg NP--Kwa Maritane Game Drive2
2021-06-12 13:53Koro Creek Golf Estate, Modimolle1
2021-06-11 16:17Modimolle1
2021-06-10 08:00Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden3
2021-06-16 07:50Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve
2021-06-07 07:10Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2021-06-07 09:00The Lakes Park1
2021-06-07 08:15Panorama Cemetary, Paul Kruger Rd1
2021-06-21 08:57Golden Harvest Park1
2021-06-18 07:36Loerie Park, Randpark Ridge3
2021-05-24 09:46Loerie Park1
2021-06-06 09:59Constantia Kloof Park1
2021-05-27 08:22Bartlett Park, Boskruin3
2021-05-30 15:00Norscot Koppies Kingfisher Nature Reserve1
2021-06-14 08:45Jukskei River1
2021-06-13 10:04Rietfontein Nature Reserve1
2021-06-13 18:11Groenkloof Nature Reserve4
2021-05-27 16:09Delta Park
2021-05-28 16:08Jan Cilliers Park4
2021-06-19 10:59Johannesburg Botanical Gardens2
2021-06-20 13:32Pretoria National Botanical Garden2
2021-06-16 09:28Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve1
2021-06-07 12:52Rietvlei Nature Reserve4
2021-05-30 06:15Rietvlei Nature Reserve--Otter Bridge
2021-06-13 12:23Meyer's Farm1
2021-06-19 11:30Brackendowns2
2021-06-16 12:50Kempton Park1
2021-05-25 15:59Korsman Bird Sanctuary1
2021-05-28 09:11Knysna--Thesen Island waterfront
2021-05-23 14:59Suikerbosrand--Blesboklaagte Road1
2021-06-18 14:50Gariep Dam--Forever Resorts1
2021-06-11 07:20Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve5
2021-06-09 16:10Tsakane dams1
2021-05-29 06:39Woodbush Forest1
2021-06-20 12:40Marievale Bird Sanctuary1
2021-06-10 11:00Robberg Nature Reserve1
2021-06-06 09:04Mt. Tsetserra2
2021-06-04 07:54Bankplaas Road1
2021-05-30 12:23Golden Gate Highlands NP--Glen Reenen Rest Camp2
2021-06-04 07:40Seekoeirivier Estuary1
2021-06-05 15:13Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge1
2021-06-16 07:13Nelspruit--Friedenheim Area1
2021-06-06 07:29Nelspruit Nature Reserve1
2021-05-23 15:10Cathedral Peak Hotel1
2021-05-24 10:25Maloti-Drakensberg Park--Giant's Castle1
2021-06-12 13:29Midmar Dam--North Shore (Main Gate)2
2021-06-16 11:45Hilton--Doreen Clark NR2