Thrushes (Turdidae)

White-browed Robin-chat (Cossypha heuglini) - HBW 10, p. 739

French: Cossyphe de Heuglin German: Weißbrauenrötel Spanish: Cosifa de Heuglin
Other common names: Heuglin’s Robin-chat

Taxonomy: Cossypha heuglini Hartlaub, 1866, “Keren”; error = Wau, Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan.
Proposed race pallidior (Chari Valley, in Chad) synonymized with nominate and euronota (S Zimbabwe S to NE South Africa) with intermedia. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • subrufescens Bocage, 1869 - Gabon S to W Angola.
  • heuglini Hartlaub, 1866 - S Chad, W & S Sudan and N & SW Central African Republic E to Ethiopia, S to E Angola, N Botswana, Zimbabwe and N South Africa.
  • intermedia (Cabanis, 1868) - S Somalia S along coastal ro NE South Africa (S to KwaZulu-Natal).