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
2020-11-15 17:17Vioolsdrift1
2020-11-19 16:08Nyungwe Forest NP4
2020-11-07 07:00Mountain Gorilla Nest Hotel2
2020-12-02 08:21Citrusdale1
2020-11-28 08:00Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden4
2020-11-15 18:16Malmesbury2
2020-11-17 08:00Intaka Island1
2020-11-11 12:00Table Mountain NP--Silvermine7
2020-11-21 09:18Kirstenhof Wetland1
2020-11-13 08:06Zandvlei Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-10 12:45Tygerberg Nature Reserve1
2020-11-20 08:17Strandfontein WTP1
2020-11-09 09:45Paarl Mountain--Meulwater Wildflower Garden2
2020-11-25 06:37Helderberg Nature Reserve3
2020-12-03 08:03Harold Porter Botanical Gardens5
2020-11-28 06:31Rooisand Nature Reserve
2020-11-14 07:24Platbos Forest1
2020-11-20 06:16Wilderness NP--Half-collared Kingfisher trail1
2020-11-21 05:49Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)3
2020-11-21 10:00Bitou River Valley2
2020-11-21 07:00Piesang Valley and Estuary2
2020-11-28 07:47Kgaswane Nature Reserve1
2020-11-05 06:21Maasai Mara NR--Sarova Mara Game Camp2
2020-11-28 04:40Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve1
2020-11-19 06:53Roodekopjes Dam Nature Reserve2
2020-11-22 06:06Breedtsnek Pass1
2020-11-07 16:14Lake Nakuru NP1
2020-11-14 07:18Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge1
2020-12-04 05:57Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2020-11-17 12:30Ngorongoro Conservation Area--SE Crater Rim Highlands2
2020-11-12 16:33Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lodoare Gate1
2020-11-29 07:12Diepsloot Nature Reserve1
2020-12-03 16:02Eagle Canyon Golf Estate3
2020-11-28 16:33Darrenwood Dam2
2020-11-28 05:51President Ridge Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-07 07:40Bishop Bird Park
2020-11-28 10:00Murungaru, North Kinangop1
2020-11-29 08:46Rietvlei Nature Reserve2
2020-11-26 06:37Norkem Park3
2020-11-06 09:05Aberdare NP
2020-11-20 17:07Njabini/South Kinangop (general)1
2020-11-08 15:47Paradise Lost3
2020-11-22 16:07Marievale Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-20 09:51Nairobi NP
2020-11-28 13:18Mabusa Nature Reserve1
2020-11-24 05:41Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp1
2020-11-17 16:57Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge1
2020-12-01 12:58Shamwari Private Game Reserve
2020-11-20 13:42Golden Gate Highlands NP1
2020-11-29 05:15Verloren Valei Nature Reserve1
2020-11-06 07:32Dullstroom1
2020-11-15 09:41Pungwe River bridge3
2020-11-21 05:15Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge2
2020-11-25 09:18Royal Natal NP3
2020-11-19 07:59Lydenburg
2020-11-17 15:11Blyde River Canyon Resort
2020-11-17 07:21Vaalhoek Road
2020-11-19 10:19Long Tom Pass
2020-11-20 10:15Bridal Veil Falls1
2020-11-17 06:07Mac Mac Pools
2020-11-17 11:41Motiatse Canyon PNR--God's Window
2020-11-14 09:21Wakkerstroom area--Zaaihoek Dam to Groenvlei1
2020-11-13 13:35Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve2
2020-11-12 17:12Nelspruit Nature Reserve1
2020-11-21 07:00Giants Castle GR - Injisuthi
2020-11-14 15:34Dirkiesdorp Plain1
2020-11-20 09:07West Usambara Mountains--Old Sawmill Track1
2020-11-22 14:54Hawane Reservoir1
2020-11-23 05:05Umzimkulu River Lodge1
2020-11-29 14:34Midmar Dam - South Shore (Thurlow Gate)1
2020-11-05 07:16Mondi Forests2