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BirdPix:   17576
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2930DD
Observer:   Jackson Mike
Date of record:   2015-04-17
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   Heard mimicking a Red-chested Cuckoo call which is interesting as that bird is quite rare for this locality.
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:19:50
Sp. code:   579
Species name:   Cossypha natalensis
Common name:   Red-capped (Natal) Robin-Chat -- Nataljanfrederik
Family:   Muscicapidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Red-capped Robin-Chat
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-17576
VM-number: 17576 - photo: 1
VM-number: 17576 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   RCRC's are quite common further inland, when the RC Cuckoos are calling. They do move closer to the coast in winter (e.g. absent in PMB in winter), so could well be a bird that spends the summer with RC Cuckoos, so would be familiar with the call.
Date:   2015-05-15 08:01:14
Species name:   Cossypha natalensis -- Red-capped (Natal) Robin-Chat; Nataljanfrederik
Species code:   579

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