Archer’s Robin-chats

The Archer’s Robin-chats (Cossypha archeri) – also known as Archer’s Ground Robins, Archer’s Robins, or Olive-flanked Ground Robins – are endemic to the following African countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Their preferred habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and high-altitude shrubland.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • Cossypha archeri archeri (Sharpe, 1902) – Nominate Race
    • Range: Southwestern Uganda; eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Rwanda and Burundi.
  • Cossypha archeri kimbutui (Prigogine, 1955)
    • Range: Mount Kabobo in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ????, ??? … Czech: Drozdík zairský … Danish: Bjergdrosselsanger … Dutch: Archer-janfrederik, Archers Janfrederik … German: Ruwenzori Rötel … Finnish: Kongonpunarastas, kongonpunatasku … French: Cossyphe d’Archer, Cossyphe du Ruwenzori … Italian: Cossifa di Archer, Tordo pettirosso di Archer … Japanese: akachatsugumihitaki, mamijirotsugumihitaki … Norwegian: Kivutrosteskvett … Polish: zlotokos górski, z?otokos górski … Russian: ???????????? ????????? ??????????? … Slovak: akalat bambusový … Spanish: Cosifa de Archer … Swedish: Kivusnårtrast

Archer’s Robin-chat (Cossypha archeri)

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