The Cape Robin-chat (Afrikaans name, Gewone Janfrederik) is a pretty bird with his Orange chest and perky tail. He is a common resident found in a wide range of habitats. Prefers skulking in the undergrowth and has been known to become quite tame in gardens.

We have seen them in a number of places from Kirstenbosch to our own garden.

They have a very pleasant melodious call, often mimicking other birds.

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