Afrikaans name: Witkeeljanfrederik
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.
References and further readingA First Guide to South African Birds - 7th Edition - Author: Leonard Gill - Year Published: 1975 - Page: 66
Collins Illustrated Checklist - Birds of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Ber van Perlo - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 60
Field Guide to the Birds of Kruger National Park - Author: Ian Sinclair and Ian Whyte - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 160
Geoff Lockwood's Garden Birds of Southern Africa - Author: Geoff Lockwood - Year Published: - Page: 67
Newman's Birds of Southern Africa - 7th Edition - Author: Ken Newman - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 324
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 5th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1985 - Page: 527
Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa - 6th Edition - Author: Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Year Published: 1993 - Page: 523
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa - 4th Edition - Author: Ian Sinclair et al. - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 332
Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 158