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Cape robin-chat It's not often I see these beautiful birds but this one has been hanging around looking for food over the last few days. As with the other birds it is terribly shy but today I got lucky! Cape Robin-Chat,Cossypha caffra,Fall,Geotagged,South Africa,birds,robins,south africa Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Cape robin-chat

It's not often I see these beautiful birds but this one has been hanging around looking for food over the last few days. As with the other birds it is terribly shy but today I got lucky!

    comments (4)

  1. A full body shot and a portrait in one, very clean shot! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted 5 years ago
  2. You did get lucky - what a great photo! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Barry! Posted 5 years ago

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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 May 23, 2017. Captured May 23, 2017 12:24 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1600
  • 285mm