Genus: Cossypha (robin-chats)

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There are 13 species, distributed through Sub-Saharan Africa, of which five occur in southern Africa. 

Species indigenous to southern Africa

Cossypha caffra (Cape robin-chat, Cape robin) 

Cossypha dichroa (Chorister robin-chat, Chorister robin)

Cossypha heuglini (White-browed robin-chat, Heuglins robin) 

Cossypha humeralis (White-throated robin-chat, Whitethroated robin) 

Cossypha natalensis (Red-capped robin-chat, Natal robin) 

 
 

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