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Cape robin-chat (juvenile) These little robins are generally very shy so I was very surprised when this little juvenile came pretty close whilst Mum was busy scrubbing around in the undergrowth for insects. Cape robin-chat,Cossypha caffra,Geotagged,South Africa,Spring,birds,chats,robins,south africa Click/tap to enlarge

Cape robin-chat (juvenile)

These little robins are generally very shy so I was very surprised when this little juvenile came pretty close whilst Mum was busy scrubbing around in the undergrowth for insects.

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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.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Oct 6, 2014. Captured Oct 5, 2014 16:55 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/80s
  • ISO1600
  • 273mm