Thrushes (Turdidae)

Rüppell's Robin-chat (Cossypha semirufa) - HBW 10, p. 738

French: Cossyphe de Rüppell German: Braunrückenrötel Spanish: Cosifa de Rüppell
Other common names: Lesser/Black-tailed Robin-chat

Taxonomy: Petrocincla semirufa Rüppell, 1840, Abyssinia.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • semirufa (Rüppell, 1840) - W Eritrea and S & W Ethiopia S to SE Sudan and N Kenya.
  • donaldsoni Sharpe, 1895 - E Ethiopia and adjacent NW Somalia.
  • intercedens (Cabanis, 1878) - C & SE Kenya and N Tanzania.