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Birdwatching in Africa - Rüppell's Robin-chat, Cossypha semirufa


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.

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

Habitat
It is found in subtropical or tropical moist montane forests,[4] including Juniper and Podocarpus forest,[3] and in subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and gardens.

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Range map
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Races
There are three races:

• Cossypha semirufa semirufa
Range: Eritrea, Ethiopia, se South Sudan and n Kenya

• Cossypha semirufa donaldsoni Sharpe, 1895
Description: Rufous collar almost complete, upperparts darker than nominate
Range: se Ethiopia and adjacent Somalia

• Cossypha semirufa intercedens (Cabanis, 1878)
Range: c to se Kenya and n Tanzania

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.

Length: 19 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 22 - 31 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species

• Smaller than White-browed Robin-Chat and with darker wings and black central tail.

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Female / Male

• Sexes alike. Juveniles are scaled blackish and lack the supercilium.

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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: 21 October 2019 (Date of first photo that I could use)
Location: Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge, Ethiopia


Rüppell's Robin-chat, Cossypha semirufa
Rüppell's Robin-chat - 21 October 2019 - Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge, Ethiopia




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