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
2021-07-12 07:30Volcanoes NP
2021-07-11 16:00Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
2021-07-05 06:43Volcanoes NP--Headquarters1
2021-07-17 06:48Nyungwe Forest NP2
2021-07-25 07:59St Andrews Turi, KE (-0.279, 35.764)3
2021-07-24 16:36Lake Nakuru NP--Lake Nakuru Lodge2
2021-06-27 07:00Kikopey Hills4
2021-07-04 08:00Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Crater Slope to Olduvai Gorge
2021-07-17 15:00Die Oog Bird Sanctuary1
2021-07-15 07:33Tygerberg Nature Reserve10
2021-07-25 15:21Kirstenhof Wetland2
2021-07-19 12:37Majik Forest5
2021-07-13 11:00Lake Naivasha--Crescent Island1
2021-07-18 13:43Elsie's Peak Trail Area2
2021-07-10 09:21Rondevlei Nature Reserve4
2021-06-27 08:07Naivasha Town1
2021-06-27 08:09Matteo's Italian Restaurant and Bar1
2021-07-07 16:32Boulders Beach3
2021-07-03 15:23Table Mountain NP--Cape Point Section1
2021-07-02 16:00Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
2021-07-02 15:53Table Mountain NP--Buffels Bay1
2021-07-03 12:49Aberdare NP
2021-07-18 16:16Gibbs Farm1
2021-07-25 10:23Paarl Mountain--Meulwater Wildflower Garden1
2021-07-02 12:55Table Mountain NP--Cape Point (immediate area)1
2021-07-25 08:29Macassar Sewage Works1
2021-07-18 09:11Stellenboschberg--Lower Trail8
2021-07-11 08:42Lourens River Mouth2
2021-07-22 09:01Jonkershoek Nature Reserve--Driving Loop3
2021-07-16 16:53Manguo Swamp
2021-07-16 11:37Gatamaiyu Forest
2021-07-18 12:18Steenbras River Gorge2
2021-06-27 08:52Steenbras Lookout Point1
2021-07-06 10:23Kimuka area, Rift Valley1
2021-07-18 07:51Steenbras NR--Klipspringer Trail2
2021-07-18 08:08Nandi & Miotoni Roads1
2021-07-18 11:45Cape Hangklip3
2021-07-17 08:13Ngong Forest Sanctuary1
2021-07-02 07:05Hotel Troy Nairobi1
2021-06-30 12:30Maasai Lodge and Silole Sanctuary1
2021-07-20 06:30Nairobi NP3
2021-07-03 06:48Mt. Kenya NP--Castle Forest and Lodge1
2021-07-11 10:42Walker Bay Nature Reserve3
2021-07-09 07:36Mt Meru Forest Reserve3
2021-07-11 08:16Mt. Meru Hotel1
2021-07-10 12:36Hekpoort vicinity1
2021-07-10 16:57Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve1
2021-07-15 12:11West Usambara Mountains--Muller's Lodge & lower Mzuki Forest Reserve5
2021-07-19 08:45Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden3
2021-07-10 11:13Diepsloot Nature Reserve1
2021-07-15 12:50Bon Accord Dam1
2021-07-13 10:46Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve10
2021-07-19 06:55Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2021-07-09 16:21The Lakes Park1
2021-07-17 14:24Dainfern2
2021-07-25 10:47Golden Harvest Park1
2021-07-04 08:54Loerie Park1
2021-07-17 06:20Dinokeng Game Reserve (Please be more precise)1
2021-07-25 15:34Norscot Koppies Kingfisher Nature Reserve4
2021-07-25 08:20Jukskei River2
2021-07-03 08:16Northcliff Ridge Eco Park1
2021-07-16 10:44Rietfontein Nature Reserve7
2021-07-04 07:23President Ridge Bird Sanctuary1
2021-07-25 09:53Darrenwood Dam1
2021-07-16 09:41Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary1
2021-06-27 10:26Strubendam Bird Sanctuary1
2021-07-11 10:57Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve1
2021-06-27 12:44Rietvlei Nature Reserve3
2021-07-11 07:30Eikenhof5
2021-07-11 11:07Meyer's Farm
2021-07-24 06:49OR Tambo International Airport1
2021-06-27 12:52Goukamma Nature Reserve--Ferry Trailhead1
2021-07-10 16:08Goukamma Nature Reserve--dune trail and beach1
2021-07-09 14:05Knysna--Belvidere Estate2
2021-07-25 14:28Knysna--Belvidere Estate-Knysna footpath1
2021-07-11 12:34Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve5
2021-07-02 08:59Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve--Ridge Top Drive1
2021-06-28 10:00Garingboom Guest Farm1
2021-07-19 06:29Marievale Bird Sanctuary5
2021-07-11 09:51Qodesh Campground1
2021-07-25 11:11Robberg Nature Reserve1
2021-07-25 06:37Loskop Dam Nature Reserve1
2021-06-27 16:18Witbank Nature Reserve1
2021-07-02 10:30Maloti-Drakensberg Park--Royal Natal NP2
2021-07-24 07:57Nelspruit Nature Reserve1
2021-07-24 07:14Steiltes Nature Reserve
2021-07-14 09:18Kwandwe Private Game Reserve1
2021-07-24 11:07Maloti-Drakensberg Park--Giant's Castle1
2021-06-29 14:41Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve1
2021-07-16 15:57Hilton--Doreen Clark NR6
2021-07-24 09:06Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR5