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Thrushes (Turdidae)

African Flycatcher-chat (Cossyphicula roberti) - HBW 10, p. 730

French: Cossyphe à ventre blanc German: Weißbauchrötel Spanish: Cosifa Ventriblanco
Other common names: White-bellied Robin-chat, White-bellied Robin

Taxonomy: Callene roberti Alexander, 1903, Bakaki, Bioko Island.
Has been placed in Cossypha and Sheppardia, and shares characters with both; vocally similar to Stiphrornis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • roberti (Alexander, 1903) - E Nigeria, W Cameroon and Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
  • rufescentior (Hartert, 1908) - E DRCongo, SW Uganda and Rwanda.

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