white eyelin; orange throat; red tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Cape Robin-Chat
Cossypha caffra

Native Range: Africa

Notes: Robin-chats are beautiful birds that get their name from the fact that they generally resemble and seem intermediate in morphology and behavior to Old-World robins and chats; this species is confined mostly to southeastern South Africa; no sexual dimorphism.

black face mask; grey crown; cream-color belly (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

brownish wings and upperparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

rufous on rump as well as on tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

often cocks its tail thusly (South Africa; 2007-06-30)