Snowy-Headed Robin Chat

Cossypha Niveicapilla

Scientific Name

Snowy-Headed Robin Chat:  
Cossypha Niveicapilla

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Snowy-Crowned Robin Chats are found throughout Africa, mostly in the western section, including Congo and Ivory Coast.

Natural Habitat

Snowy-Crowned Robin Chats are found in the sub-tropical or tropical dry forests and moist savannah regions of Africa.

Physical Characteristics

  • Snowy-Crowned Robin Chats are similar in appearance to the common robin.They are a little larger in size and have a white stripe on top of their heads. There are black patches in the cheek area and their black bills are short. The mantle and wings are slate and the center tail is black.

Quick Facts

  1. This species of robin is found in Africa only.

  2. They are noted for the white stripe on the crown of their heads.

Exhibit

Giraffe House

Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Snowy-Headed Robin Chat is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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Diet

Omnivore

Snowy-Crowned Robin Chats will feed on insects, seeds and grains.