Janfredredik / Cape Robin

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

Artist's Description

The Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. It is a mainly resident breeder in southern and eastern Africa from Kenya south to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It is a common species at forest edges and in scrub, fynbos, karoo, plantations, gardens and parks.
The Cape Robin-Chat has a harsh, low, trisyllabic alarm note “WA-dur-dra”. The Afrikaans name for this species, “JAN Frederik” gives the rhythm of this call, if the syllables of the latter part are run together. The song consists of variable short passages of musical notes, always starts with low slurred whistle cherooo-weet-weet-weeeet. Wikipedia
I saw this wonderful bird in my garden in Gauteng, South Africa.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Photography: Birds in my garden
FEATURED in Show us your Bloopers
3 October 2013.
FEATURED in Animals of Africa, best of the best
8 October 2013.
FEATURED in Afrikaans
10 Oktober 2013.

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