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Cape Robin-Chat
Cossypha caffra (Linnaeus, 1771)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Muscicapidae
Genus:
  Cossypha

Scientific:
  Cossypha caffra

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1771)

Reference:
  MantissaPlant. p.527

Protonym:
  Motacilla caffra

Avibase ID:
  A38BABE18155945C

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559532

Geographic range:

  • Cossypha caffra caffra (caffra): southwestern to eastern South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe
  • Cossypha caffra iolaema (iolaema): extreme southern South Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Kenya south to Malawi and northern Mozambique
  • Cossypha caffra kivuensis: E Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kivu highlands) and sw Uganda
  • Cossypha caffra namaquensis: southwestern Namibia and north central and central South Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Cape Robin-Chat
Czech:
  drozdík kapský
German:
  Kaprötel
Danish:
  Kapdrosselsanger
Spanish:
  Cosifa Cafre
Finnish:
  matkijapunatasku
French:
  Cossyphe du Cap
Icelandic:
  Cape Robin-Chat
Italian:
  Cossifa del Capo
Japanese:
  tsugumihitaki
Japanese:
  ツグミヒタキ
Dutch:
  Kaapse Lawaaimaker
Norwegian:
  Kaffertrosteskvett
Polish:
  zlotokos ogrodowy
Portuguese:
  Cossifa do Cabo
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Cape Robin-Chat
Russian:
  Капская чекановая горихвостка
Slovak:
  akalat záhradný
Swedish:
  kapsnårskvätta
Chinese:
  黄喉歌䳭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Dessonornis caffer) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Dessonornis caffer) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Cossyphe du Cap ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Cossyphe du Cap ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Cape Robin ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Cape Robin ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Cape Robin Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Cape Robin Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Cape Robin Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Cape Robin Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Cape Robin-chat ( Dessonornis caffer) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Cape Robin ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Cossypha caffra [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Cossypha caffra [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Cossypha caffra [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Cape Robin-Chat ( Cossypha caffra) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cossypha caffra [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Cossypha caffra [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Gewone Janfrederik, Janfrederik
Catalan: cossifa del Cap
Czech: Drozdík kapský
Danish: Kapdrosselsanger
German: Kap Rötel, Kaprötel
English: Cape Robin, Cape Robin Chat, Cape Robinchat, Cape Robin-Chat, Common Robin-Chat, Robin Chat, Robin-Chat
English (Kenya): Cape Robin Chat
Spanish: Cosifa Cafre
Spanish (Spain): Cosifa Cafre
Estonian: mägi-ruugeööbik
Finnish: Matkijapunarastas, matkijapunatasku
French: Cossyphe du Cap
Hungarian: fokföldi rozsdásrigó
Italian: Cossifa del Capo, Tordo pettirosso del Capo
Japanese: tsugumihitaki
Japanese: ツグミヒタキ
Latin: Cossypha caffra, Dessonornis caffer
Lithuanian: kapinė kosifa
Dutch: Kaapse Lawaaimaker
Norwegian: Kaffertrosteskvett
Polish: zlotokos ogrodowy, złotokos ogrodowy
Portuguese: Cossifa do Cabo
Russian: Капская чекановая горихвостка
Slovak: akalat záhradný
Sotho, Southern: Sethoenamoru
Swedish: kapsnårskvätta, Kapsnårtrast
Swahili: Kurumbiza Tumbo-jeupe
Xhosa: Ugaga
Chinese: 黄喉歌䳭, 黄喉歌(即鸟), 黄喉歌鵖
Chinese (Traditional): 黃喉歌鵖
Zulu: uGaga

 

         

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