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Archer's Robin-Chat - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Archer's Ground Robin

Photo by Tom Tarrant
Echuya Forest, south-western Uganda, January 2006
Cossypha archeri


15 cm

  • Long white supercilium
  • White chin spot
  • Rufous tail
  • Black bill

Similar Species

Similar to Mountain Robin-Chat which has a much shorter supercilium.


Western Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. a. archeri (albimentalis):
  • C. a. kimbutui:
  • Montane forests of south-eastern Zaire (Mount Kabobo)


Rainforest and high-altitude shrubland.



A ground feeder, there diet consists almost entirely of insects, beetles, caterpillars etc.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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