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Cape Robin Chat

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.[2] The locally familiar and confiding species[3] has colonized and benefited from a range of man-altered habitats, including city suburbs and farmstead woodlots.[4] 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,[4] and does not enter far into forest proper.[5] It is altitudinally segregated from the red-capped robin-chat,[5] and is less of a skulker.

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Taken on September 8, 2018