Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Snowy-crowned robin-chat

Cossypha niveicapilla

Sneeuwkruin roodborsttapuit (witkruinlawaaimaker)

The snowy-crowned robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is also known as the snowy-headed robin-chat.

 

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern (IUCN Redlist, 2012).

 

It is found in AngolaBeninBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicChadRepublic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoIvory CoastEthiopiaGabonGambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauKenyaLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeriaRwandaSenegalSierra LeoneSudanTanzania,Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and moist savanna.

 

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Above: adult snowy-crowned robin-chat, Vogelpark Avifauna.

 

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