Chorister Robin-chat

Cossypha dichroa (endemic)

This dark-backed endemic with its bright orange underparts is one of the best mimics we have in southern Africa and can be heard, high in the forest canopy, copying anything from frogs to crowned eagles.

We first recorded this spectacular robin-chat in August 2012 while walking back from the “waterfall walk” at Kaapsehoop in the Limpopo Province.

Brilliant locations to see and photograph this species include Giants Castle and Thendele Camp in the Drakensberg.


Chorister Robin-chat / The Cavern, Central Drakensberg, South Africa Chorister Robin-chat / The Cavern, Central Drakensberg, South Africa Chorister Robin-chat / Benvie Farm, Karkloof, South Africa / September 2019 Chorister Robin-chat / The Cavern, Central Drakensberg, South Africa Chorister Robin-chat / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Chorister Robin-chat / The Cavern, Central Drakensberg, South Africa Chorister Robin-chat / The Cavern, Central Drakensberg, South Africa Chorister Robin-chat / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Chorister Robin-chat / The Cavern, Central Drakensberg, South Africa Chorister Robin-chat / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Chorister Robin chat / Forest Creek Lodge, Mpumalanga, South Africa / 14 August 2015 Chorister Robin-chat / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Chorister Robin-chat / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Chorister Robin-chat / Thendele, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa / 01 November 2012 Chorister Robin-chat / Woodbush Forest, South Africa / 02 April 2011
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