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Rüppell's robin chat

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Cossypha
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Muscicapidae
Scientific name  Cossypha semirufa
Higher classification  Cossypha
Order  Passerine
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Similar  Rüppell's black chat, Mountain robin‑chat, Archer's ground robin, Moorland chat, Brown‑backed scrub robin

The Rüppell's robin-chat (Cossypha semirufa) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae, that is native to the Afrotropics. It is named for the German naturalist Eduard Rüppell.

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Description

It is a smaller version of the White-browed robin-chat, measuring 18 cm rather than 20  cm, with darker, blackish central tail feathers, and in some races a more constricted supercilium behind the eye.

Range

It is native to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Habitat

It is found in subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, including Juniper and Podocarpus forest, and in subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and gardens.

Races

There are three races:

  • Cossypha semirufa semirufa
  • Cossypha semirufa donaldsoni Sharpe, 1895
  • Cossypha semirufa intercedens (Cabanis, 1878)
  • References

    Rüppell's robin-chat Wikipedia


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