This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's 170 species of robins and chats.
Author: Peter Clement
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's 170 species of robins and chats. This large family of small passerines was formerly considered to be part of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now usually treated as a separate family, Muscicapidae, together with the Old World flycatchers. The vast majority of species are Eurasian or African, with only a handful of species straying into the New World or Australasia. The Australian Robins, although superficially similar, have long been regarded as a separate family. Robins and chats are a diverse family comprising both highly colourful and visible species, such as the robin-chats of Africa, as well as some of the most skulking and elusive birds, such as the shortwings of Asia. Many chats, such as the well-known Nightingale, are renowned songsters, and a good number are highly sought-after by world listers for their extreme rarity or simply because they are hard to see. This book discusses the identification and habits of these birds on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research with accurate range maps, more than 600 stunning colour photographs that illustrate age and racial plumage differences, and 64 superb colour plates by the internationally renowned artist, Chris Rose. This authoritative and sumptuous book will be an essential purchase for all chat enthusiasts, and will become the standard reference on the subject for many years to come.
AFRICA'S ROBINS - SNOWY - CROWNED AND WHITE - CROWNED ROBIN - CHATS White - crowned Robin - Chat Cossypha albicapilla 23-26 cm ; 50-60 g
These robin - chats are large with longer than average tails . Both are primarily ...
Author: George Frederick Leycester MarshallPublish On: 1877
... honey suckers , nuthatches , robins , chats , titlarks , carrion crows , larks of all
kinds , green pigeons , emerald doves , grey partridges , bush quail , common
quail , most of the plovers , the river terns , and the scissor bills baye all got eggs .
Chats , generally smaller , stockier birds than most thrushes , include some well -
marked groups such as 10 species of bush robins , three typical robins (
Erithacus ) , a dozen nightingales and similar species , 13 robin chats , 11
redstarts , 11 ...
Genera of the World ' s Thrushes Chat - like Thrushes Stiphornis ( Forest Robin )
Phoenicurus ( Redstarts ) ... ( Thrush - Flycatcher ) Cinclidium ( Blue Robins )
Cercotrichas ( Scrub Robins ) Grandala Pinarornis ( Sooty Rock Chat ) Sialia (
Table 6.3 Ringing , recovery ( found dead ) and retrap ( recaptured alive ) totals
for Olive Thrushes and Cape Robin - Chats from 1981 to 1992 . Species No.
ringed No. of % recov- Recovery eries rate No. of retraps % Retrap rate Olive
as C. de Klemm / Jacana MAGPIE - ROBINS Species of the genus Copsychus
occur throughout the Oriental region and in ... The red- however , pairs of species
fibres and feathers with no which separates a black crown capped robin - chat , C
Author: Cyril Winthrop Mackworth-PraedPublish On: 1981
This large family contains the Thrushes , Rock - Thrushes , Wheatears , Chats ,
Rock - jumpers , Sooty Rock - Chat , Robin - Chats , Akalats , Alethes , Morning
Warblers , Scrub - Robins , Bush - Robins and Sprosser . Of these , only two ...
The male European Robin has a bright and glossy rusty - orange front which
includes the forehead , lores , lower facial area , sides of the neck , chin ... Robin Chats are The Black Throated Redstart is not a particularly attractive softbill 305.
... Morning - thrushes and Chats ) 65 Thrushes ( Rock - thrushes , Scrub - robins ,
Black - and Redstarts , Nightingales , Stonechats , Whinchats and other Chats )
66 Thrushes ( Alethes , Akalats , Robins , Ant Thrushes and Robin - chats ) 67 ...
Publisher: Princeton Illustrated Checklis
This is a fully updated edition of the only pocket guide that illustrates and describes all 1,487 bird species of eastern Africa, an area that includes Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Yemen's Socotra Island. This huge region's rich birdlife includes some of the most colorful species anywhere on earth--including ostriches, albatrosses, boobies, lovebirds, parrots, parakeets, kingfishers, and bee-eaters. The 96 color plates group similar species and subspecies, and the text directly opposite the plates describes each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics. Distribution maps show the range and frequency of each species. This is an indispensable guide for any birder who wants to explore eastern Africa's wealth of birds. Fully updated text The only field guide to illustrate every bird species of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Yemen's Socotra Island 1,487 species illustrated on 96 color plates Ostriches, albatrosses, boobies, lovebirds, parrots, parakeets, kingfishers, bee-eaters, and many more Informative notes directly opposite the illustrations succinctly describe each bird's habitat and key physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics Female or juvenile shown for many species in addition to adult male Subspecies and color variants included Shaded maps showing range and frequency of each species
The magpie robin and the shama has excellent voice , is also excellent destroyer
of insects . ii ) Robins : Bush robins , bush - chats , robin - chats , red starts and
blue chats , are good insectivores too . The Siberian or common rubycoat is most
Contributed papers presented at the National Seminar on Integrated Pest Management.
Sheppardia and Stephrornis are simply forest - living robins . ... Very close to
Erithacus is the little white - bellied robin - chat of Fernando Po Island and the
eastern Belgian Congo , the species roberti , which has been placed in the genus
... Hockey et al . 2005 ) . The re - use of previously used nests as observed in the
present study is a rare phenomenon in African robins and has thus far only been
recorded for the Cape and Whitebrowed ( Cossypha heuglini ) Robin - Chats ...
Cuckoos lay their eggs in other birds ' nests ; this one parasitises robin - chats in
particular . A raucous cawing call ... Robin - chats are related to thrushes and
robins and hunt for insects in the undergrowth and forest floor . You can also
As early as 1771 in a mantissa devoted mainly to new plants , Linnaeus had
named the Cape Robin or Robin Chat ... With more data to work on than had
been available to Linnaeus , he concluded that the Robin Chats of southern
Africa were ...
A comprehensive single-volume reference provides a world checklist of bird species with photos and detailed descriptions of over 1,300 species. It's organization zoogeographical region allows a better overview of the issues affecting species in each.