Snowy-crowned Robin-chat
Snowy-crowned Robin-chat
Snowy-crowned Robin-chat

Snowy-crowned Robin-chat

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The snowy-crowned robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla) is a species of bird in theMuscicapidae family. It is also known as the snowy-headed robin-chat. Originally grouped in the same family as thrushes, new molecular evidence places this bird in the Old World Flycatcher family

Distribution:

The snowy-crowned robin-chat  is found in Angola,Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana,Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal,Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and moist savanna.It mostly inhabits subtropical or tropical dry or moist lowland forests, as well as moist savanna.

Description:

Small bird that is brilliant orange in color with a black “mask-cap” on the head. The very top of it’s head has a “snowy crown” that gives the bird its name.

Breeding:

Both female and male Robin Chats are involved in building the nest, but only the female incubates the eggs. Both parents care for the hatchlings.

Diet:

Wild: mostly insects, fruits and seeds and berries

In Captivity: dog food, fruits and vegetables, insects