Thrushes (Turdidae)

Chorister Robin-chat (Cossypha dichroa) - HBW 10, p. 740

French: Cossyphe choriste German: Spottrötel Spanish: Cosifa Bicolor

Taxonomy: Muscicapa dichroa J. F. Gmelin, 1789, South Africa.
Several records of hybridization with C. natalensis in Eastern Cape; hybrids described as C. haagneri. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • mimica Clancey, 1981 - N South Africa (E Northern Province).
  • dichroa (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - Mpumalanga and Swaziland S, including E Lesotho, to E Western Cape.