Thrushes (Turdidae)

White-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha albicapillus) - HBW 10, p. 741

French: Cossyphe à calotte blanche German: Weißscheitelrötel Spanish: Cosifa Coroniblanca

Taxonomy: Turdus albicapillus Vieillot, 1818, Senegal.
Original species name is a noun in apposition, and thus invariable. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • albicapillus ( Vieillot, 1818) - Senegal and Gambia E to NE Guinea.
  • giffardi Hartert, 1899 - S Mali and N Ivory Coast E to N Cameroon and S Chad.
  • omoensis Sharpe, 1900 - SE Sudan and SW Ethiopia.