white crown; black face and wings; orange underparts (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

Snowy-crowned Robin-chat
Cossypha niveicapilla

Native Range: Africa

Notes: Robin-chats are medium sized thrushes often with much bright rufous in the plumage; several species inhabit various regions in central and southern Africa; this species is very closely related to the similar White-crowned Robin-chat, from which it differs by several small plumage details.

orange extends behind the ear in this species (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

dorsal view (Zoo; 2012-09-19)