Red-capped robin-chat

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Red-capped robin-chat
Red-capped Robin-Chat (Cossypha natalensis).jpg
In coastal KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Cossypha
Species: C. natalensis
Binomial name
Cossypha natalensis
Smith, 1840

The red-capped robin-chat or Natal robin (Cossypha natalensis) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


It is mostly orange-brown with slate-grey wings and darker tail. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.


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