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
2021-05-16 07:11Mountain Gorilla Nest Hotel1
2021-05-08 08:30Volcanoes NP--Headquarters2
2021-05-08 10:01Lake Bihinga1
2021-05-03 07:19Nyungwe Forest NP2
2021-05-08 06:30Ruhengeri--general area
2021-05-03 08:45Mount Elgon NP--Research Centre2
2021-04-19 15:30Paternoster to St Helena Bay2
2021-05-15 06:24Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2021-05-07 14:45Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2021-05-13 10:48West Coast NP1
2021-05-08 11:21West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity2
2021-04-19 08:30West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide2
2021-05-05 07:21St Andrews Turi, KE (-0.279, 35.764)6
2021-05-08 09:23West Coast NP--West Coast Gate1
2021-04-19 07:20Darling Hills/Groote Post Road2
2021-05-10 14:20Narok (general)1
2021-05-08 06:01Soysambu Conservency2
2021-05-08 08:41South Marmanet Forest1
2021-04-27 15:00Table Mountain NP--Lion's Head2
2021-05-08 07:12Table Mountain NP--Table Mountain3
2021-05-08 09:43Ndaragwa--general1
2021-05-16 11:00Newlands Forest2
2021-05-08 06:55De Hel Nature Area
2021-05-08 08:11Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden1
2021-05-09 16:17Intaka Island2
2021-05-08 00:17Malewa River Lodge1
2021-05-08 07:25Lake Naivasha--Camp Carnelley's and Fisherman's Camp1
2021-05-13 07:30Tygerberg Nature Reserve10
2021-05-12 07:17Kirstenhof Wetland3
2021-04-29 11:00Rondevlei Nature Reserve1
2021-05-08 06:42KWS Hippo Camp, Lake Naivasha1
2021-05-08 14:00Strandfontein WTP1
2021-04-29 06:42Ngorongoro Conservation Area--SE Crater Rim Highlands2
2021-05-14 15:32Table Mountain NP--Cape Point Section1
2021-04-24 08:06Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve2
2021-05-08 10:08Aberdare NP1
2021-04-24 08:49Paarl Mountain--Meulwater Wildflower Garden2
2021-04-17 13:24Table Mountain NP--Cape Point (immediate area)
2021-05-11 07:46Macassar Sewage Works
2021-05-09 08:24Stellenboschberg--Lower Trail6
2021-04-18 07:56Paardevlei1
2021-05-01 11:00Helderberg Nature Reserve1
2021-05-08 09:50Manguo Swamp4
2021-05-02 08:10Pollock Park1
2021-05-08 08:30Brackenhurst4
2021-05-04 16:30KEFRI Lands, Kikuyu4
2021-05-02 10:27Sir Lowry's Pass1
2021-05-08 09:51Rooi-Els4
2021-05-08 08:24Mount Kenya Safari Club/William Holden Wildlife Foundation1
2021-05-13 10:13Ololua Ridge/Forest Line Rd.1
2021-05-08 11:52Ngong Forest Sanctuary (west section)
2021-05-08 15:00U of N Kabete Campus & Field Station (incl. Loresho Swamp)3
2021-05-08 14:00Betty's Bay (general area)1
2021-05-08 06:56Ngong Forest Sanctuary
2021-05-08 09:11Langata Giraffe Centre (incl. ravine trail)1
2021-05-08 12:07Harold Porter Botanical Gardens1
2021-05-08 06:50Nairobi NP--Nagolomon Dam1
2021-05-14 09:01Mt. Kenya NP--Meteorological Station
2021-05-14 09:09Nairobi NP3
2021-05-01 08:15Bot River Bridge (R43)1
2021-05-08 06:43Caledon Botanical Gardens4
2021-05-01 09:07Klein River lagoon1
2021-05-08 07:47Monduli Forest Reserve1
2021-05-08 08:02Arusha NP2
2021-05-08 07:24Lake Duluti1
2021-05-08 12:35Satao Elerai Camp1
2021-05-08 13:23Oloitokitok Riverine Forest Remnant1
2021-05-12 08:05Outward Bound School and surrounds1
2021-05-02 12:15De Hoop Nature Reserve--Potberg1
2021-04-24 05:42Pilanesberg NP--Pilanesberg Center1
2021-05-02 07:00Vermaaklikheid
2021-05-15 06:15Taita Hills--Ngaongao Forest1
2021-04-17 12:00Boons Road -- northern section (thornveld)2
2021-05-08 06:30Taita Hills (general)3
2021-05-16 06:13Boons Road1
2021-04-19 13:45West Usambara Mountains--Old Sawmill Track1
2021-05-08West Usambara Mountains--Lushoto (town)
2021-05-07 07:02Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2021-05-02 10:02Diepsloot Nature Reserve4
2021-05-08 07:41Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve1
2021-05-10 16:30Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2021-05-08 07:27Woodville Big Tree1
2021-05-06 10:48Golden Harvest Park1
2021-05-08 16:14Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary1
2021-05-14 06:45Northcliff Ridge Eco Park1
2021-04-24 10:05Rietfontein Nature Reserve2
2021-05-14 08:58President Ridge Bird Sanctuary3
2021-05-08 14:36Bishop Bird Park2
2021-05-08 16:10Jan Cilliers Park1
2021-05-02 11:29Pretoria National Botanical Garden4
2021-05-08 06:30Naturena2
2021-04-22 10:56Rietvlei Nature Reserve--Island View1
2021-05-08 06:36Rietvlei Nature Reserve4
2021-04-22 09:51Rietvlei Nature Reserve--Otter Bridge2
2021-05-08 10:30Eikenhof1
2021-05-08 13:30Brackendowns4
2021-04-30 15:06Bonaero Pan1
2021-05-08 06:19Nyanga NP6
2021-04-23 09:39Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve--Holhoek Picnic Area1
2021-05-08 09:54Aberfoyle Lodge1
2021-05-02 08:45Garingboom Guest Farm3
2021-04-18 07:05Mabusa Nature Reserve1
2021-05-08 06:58Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Shelduck Hide1
2021-04-25 06:35Wilge River Valley (upper)1
2021-05-08 10:23Marievale Bird Sanctuary1
2021-05-13 07:15Kabeljous Estuary2
2021-05-08 05:26Memel
2021-04-24 08:43Port Elizabeth--Settlers Park1
2021-05-06 13:45Wakkerstroom bridge/causeway1
2021-05-08 06:21Vryheid Mountain NR1
2021-05-08 11:14Karkloof--Benvie Farm2
2021-05-08 15:47Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy1
2021-05-08 16:57Hilton--Doreen Clark NR1
2021-05-08 10:19Albert Falls NR1
2021-05-08 13:31Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR4