White-crowned Robin-chats

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Western White-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha albicapilla)


White-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha albicapilla)The White-crowned Robin-chats (Cossypha albicapilla) - also known as White-crowned Robins - occur naturally in the following African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Togo.

They inhabit dry savanna and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.


Subspecies and Ranges

  • Cossypha albicapilla albicapilla / albicapillus (Vieillot, 1818) - Nominate Race
    • Range: Senegal and Gambia east to northeastern Guinea.

  • Cossypha albicapilla giffardi (Hartert, 1899)
    • Range:Southern Republic of Mali, northern Ivory Coast east to northern Cameroon and southern Chad.

  • Cossypha albicapilla omoensis (Sharpe, 1900)
    • Range:Southeastern Sudan and southwestern Ethiopia.

White-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha albicapilla)Alternate (Global) Names:

Chinese: ????, ??? ... Czech: Drozdík belocapkový, drozdík b?lo?apkový ... Danish: Savannedrosselsanger ... Dutch: Schubkaplawaaimaker, Schubkap-lawaaimaker ... Finnish: Isopunarastas, isopunatasku ...French: Cossyphe à calotte blanche, Cossyphe à tête blanche, Cossyphe à tête écaillée, Grand Cossyphe à tête blanche, Grande Cossyphe à couronne blanche ... German: Schuppenkopfrötel, Weißscheitelrötel ... Italian: Cossifa capobianco, Tordo pettirosso corona bianca ... Japanese: ootsugumihitaki ... Norwegian: Hvitkronetrosteskvett ... Polish: zlotokos duzy, z?otokos du?y ... Russian: ???????????? ????????? ??????????? ... Slovak: akalat velký, akalat ve?ký ... Spanish: Cosifa Coroniblanca ... Swedish: Vitkronad snårtrast

White-crowned Robin-chat (Cossypha albicapilla)

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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