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White-throated Robin-Chat

Afrikaans name: Witkeeljanfrederik

White-throated Robin-Chat

White-throated Robin-Chat

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Cossypha humeralis

The White-throated Robin-Chat is an attractive bird that is endemic to southern Africa. In South Africa it is only found in the north-eastern regions of the country.

Although it can be found in a wide variety of habitats it does prefer thickets that offer it cover.

White-throated Robin-Chat's feed mainly on insects, but it does also feed on small vertebrates and some fruit.

They normally make their nest on the ground. It is made from a variety of plant material and is well hidden. Either 2 or 3 eggs are laid and they are tended to by the female. Both sexes feed the chicks.

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References

List of South African Birds

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