Archer's ground robin

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Archer's ground robin
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Cossypha
Species: C. archeri
Binomial name
Cossypha archeri
(Sharpe, 1902)

Archer's ground robin or Archer's robin-chat (Cossypha archeri) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in the Albertine Rift montane forests.

The bird's common name commemorates the British explorer and colonial official Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer.[2]

Specimen of the nominate race in the Vienna Natural History Museum (illustration by Max Jaffé)

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cossypha archeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 29.