Snowy-crowned Robin-chats (Cossypha niveicapilla)

The Snowy-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla) – also known as Snowy-headed Robin-Chat – is an African endemic with a range that stretches from south-central Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, and Sierra Leone east to Sudan and western Ethiopia, south to Cameroon and Lake Victoria Basin.

Populations also exist in Gabon, south through the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Angola.

Snowy-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)
Snowy-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)

It mostly inhabits subtropical or tropical dry or moist lowland forests, as well as moist savanna.

This species is native to the following African countries:

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

Alternate (Global) Names

Chinese: ????, ???(??) … Czech: Drozdík b?lotemenný, Drozdík šupinkový … Danish: Hvidisset Drosselsanger … Dutch: Witkruinlawaaimaker, Witkruin-lawaaimaker … Finnish: Tiheikköpunarastas, tiheikköpunatasku … French: Cossyphe à calotte neigeuse, Cossyphe à couronne blanche, Cossyphe à tête blanche, Petit Cossyphe à tête blanche … German: Schneescheitelrötel, Weißscheitelrötel … Italian: Cossifa caponiveo, Tordo pettirosso testadineve … Japanese: Shirodukintsugumihitaki, shirozukintsugumihitaki …Norwegian: Snøkronetrosteskvett …Polish: zlotokos siwoglowy, z?otokos siwog?owy … Russian: ??????????? ????????? ??????????? … Slovak: akalat ciapockatý, akalat ?iapo?katý … Spanish: Cosifa Coroninívea … Swahili: Kurumbiza Utosi-mweupe … Swedish: Rödnackad snårtrast

Snowy-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)
Snowy-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)
Snowy-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla)

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