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Cossypha natalensis Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Muscicapidae Family
17.5 - 20 cm Length
Tropical lowland & montane moist  forest. dry forest, dry & moist shrubland, rural gardens. parks. Up to 2,200 m. Range:-  Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, MalawiMozambiqueNamibiaNigeriaRwandaSomalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

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2(3)8 eggs, incubation by female 13.5 - 15 days, care by both parents fledging  12 - 17 days. Clutch
Insects, larvae, spiders, worms, fruit and berries. Food  
6581 - TSN: 559539 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status


Cossypha natalensis
Cossypha natalensis clanceyi
Cossypha natalensis egregior
Cossypha natalensis egregior
Cossypha natalensis garguensis
Cossypha natalensis hylophona
Cossypha natalensis intensa
Cossypha natalensis larischi
Cossypha natalensis natalensis
Cossypha natalensis seclusa
Cossypha natalensis tennenti

  • Cossypha natalensis natalensis: eastern South Africa (Eastern Cape to Kwazulu-Natal)
  • Cossypha natalensis larischi: Nigeria to N Angola
  • Cossypha natalensis intensa: southeastern Central African Republic, South Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, and southern Somalia south to eastern Angola, northeastern South Africa, and Mozambique
Source: Clements checklist 2012


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