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Chorister Robin-Chat

Cossypha dichroa (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

The Chorister Robin-Chat (Cossypha dichroa) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in South Africa and Swaziland. Its distribution stretches from southern Western Cape through the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Swaziland and Mpumalanga to northern Limpopo. Its natural habitat is evergreen forests, especially in the mist belt region. This is a large robin-chat, about 20 cm. The Chorister Robin-chat is identified by its dark upperparts(the ear coverts and lores are slightly darker than the rest of the face, head, neck and back) and yellow-orange underparts. It has no white eye stripe. Juveniles have a sooty, mottled tawny-buff above and below and its tail is red-orange with a dark centre. The Chorister Robin-Chat is generally solitary. This Robin-Chat skulks in dense foliage in the forest canopy. In winter it may forage on ground, but usually gleans insects from leaves. It also follows other fauna in its habitat that might disturb insects, which it then hawks. Its diet consists mainly of insects, milipedes, spiders, ticks and fruit in winter. The Chorister Robin-Chat breeds from October to January; it peaks during November. There has been a record where it plays host to Red-chested Cuckoo, a brood parasite. The Chorister Robin-Chat moves from the interior to coastal forests in winter. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Muscicapidae
Genus:
  Cossypha

Scientific:
  Cossypha dichroa

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.949

Protonym:
  Muscicapa dichroa

Avibase ID:
  68C542925D0441DE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/68C54292

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559534

Geographic range:

  • Cossypha dichroa dichroa: Forests of e and s South Africa and w Swaziland
  • Cossypha dichroa mimica: northeastern South Africa (eastern Limpopo)
English:
Chorister Robin-Chat
Czech:
drozdík zpěvný
German:
Spottrötel
Danish:
Sorthovedet Drosselsanger
Spanish:
Cosifa Bicolor
Finnish:
pyövelipunatasku
French:
Cossyphe choriste
Icelandic:
Tvískotta
Italian:
Cossifa corista
Japanese:
chabaratsugumihitaki
Japanese:
チャバラツグミヒタキ
Dutch:
Choristerlawaaimaker
Norwegian:
Zulutrosteskvett
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Zulutrastskvett
Polish:
zlotokos rdzaworzytny
Portuguese:
Cossifa-de-cabeça-preta
Russian:
Шумная чекановая горихвостка
Slovak:
akalat spevavý
Swedish:
svarthuvad snårskvätta
Ukrainian:
Золотокіс рудогузий
Chinese:
南非歌䳭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Chorister Robin-Chat ( Cossypha dichroa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Cossyphe choriste ( Cossypha dichroa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Cossyphe choriste ( Cossypha dichroa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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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:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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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 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Chorister Robin-Chat ( Cossypha dichroa) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Cossypha dichroa [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Cossypha dichroa [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Cossypha dichroa [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Chorister Robin-Chat ( Cossypha dichroa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cossypha dichroa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Cossypha dichroa [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Lawaaimakerjanfrederik
Catalan: cossifa bicolor
Czech: Drozdík zpevný, drozdík zpěvný
Danish: Sorthovedet Drosselsanger
German: Lärmrötel, Spottrötel, Spott-Rötel
English: Chorister Robin, Chorister Robin Chat, Chorister Robinchat, Chorister Robin-Chat, Piet-myn-Vrouw
English (IOC): Chorister Robin-Chat
Spanish: Cosifa Bicolor
Spanish (Spain): Cosifa Bicolor
Spanish (HBW): Chorister Robin-Chat
Estonian: võra-ruugeööbik
Finnish: Pyövelipunarastas, pyövelipunatasku
French: Cossyphe bicolore, Cossyphe choriste
Hungarian: pettyes rozsdásrigó
Icelandic: Tvískotta
Italian: Cossifa corista, Tordo pettirosso bicolore
Japanese: chabaratsugumihitaki
Japanese: チャバラツグミヒタキ
Scientific: Cossypha dichroa, Cossypha dichroa dichroa, Cossypha haagneri, Muscicapa dichroa
Lithuanian: triukšmingoji kosifa
Dutch: Choristerlawaaimaker, Chorister-lawaaimaker
Norwegian Nynorsk: Zulutrastskvett
Norwegian: Zulutrosteskvett
Polish: zlotokos rdzaworzytny, złotokos rdzaworzytny
Portuguese: Cossifa-de-cabeça-preta
Russian: Шумная чекановая горихвостка
Slovak: akalat spevavý, drozdík spevavý
Swedish: Drakensbergsnårtrast, svarthuvad snårskvätta
Ukrainian: Золотокіс рудогузий
Xhosa: Ugagasisi
Chinese: 南非歌䳭, 南非歌(即鸟), 南非歌鵖
Chinese (Traditional): 南非歌鵖

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