Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily NameRoberts NoStatusSize
Robin-Chat, CapeCossypha caffra601Resident16-17cm
Robin-Chat, Cape

A familiar garden bird. Orange throat, breast and undertail. Tail rufous with central features brown. White eyebrow. Grey belly. Frequently jerks its tail up and lets it fall slowly. Forages on ground. Pairs for life. Lost mate is quickly replaced. Terrestrial.
Food: insects, earthworms, mollusks, small lizards, berries.