This Ravishing White-Browed Robin Chat Is Eye-catchy

White-Browed Robin Chat

Several birds are known for their distinct features or characteristics, the same applies to the White-Browed Robin-Chat. It can steal your heart at first glance and make you feel how pretty it is. 

The Robin Chats are named for their compelling white eyebrows and bright orange color. Their white eyebrows on black faces make their appearance more ravishing. They can be easily identified and stand out among millions, because of their bright orange color and shockingly white eyebrows. 

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The scientific name of the White-browed Robin-Chat is Cossypha heuglini and also known as Heuglin’s Robin. This species belongs to the family Muscicapidae

They are small in size and measure 19-20 cm in length and weigh around 29-51 grams. The color of their crown and face is black with a white supercilium that looks like an eyebrow. 

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White-browed Robin-Chat produces pleasing flowing notes in a variety of melodies, a repeating pattern of pit-porlee, chiiritter-poriii, and da-da-tee that end with da-teee or chickle-ter-tweep. Robin Chats are territorial and they defend their territories by giving alarm calls. Sometimes they may also attack the intruder. 

They are known for their melodious songs.

White-Browed Robin Chat

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Usually, their melodious songs can be heard at dawn and dusk. The song is quiet at first and then becomes louder with every call. The notes can be repeated more than ten times. You can see their beak wide open and inflated breasts and moving tails with each note when singing loudly.

Pairs sing a duet song.

The breeding season of White-Browed Robin-Chat.

The bird breeds in all months of the year, around the equator, and in East Africa. But in Southern Africa, their breeding season starts in July and lasts till May. 

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Females build nests with dead leaves and twigs.

The nests of these birds are built by females with dry and dead leaves, twigs, and other plant material. Their nests are usually built in a tree hole, sapling, stump, roots, riverbank, or on the ground.

White-Browed Robin Chat

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The female bird lays a clutch of two to three eggs.

They usually have two to three broods per year.

Juvenile White-browed Robin Chat.

White-Browed Robin Chat juveniles

They are human-friendly and generally observed nesting near humans, on occupied buildings or walls.

 

You’d be delighted to hear that these birds are highly populated, so you may get a chance to see this pretty White-browed Robin-Chat. IUCN Red List has considered it to be of Least Concern. What do you think about its shocking white brows? You can share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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