Erythropygia galactotes

The Rufous Bush Robin , also called the Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin or Rufous Bush Chat, is a small member of the flycatchers. It breeds around the Mediterranean and east to Pakistan. It also breeds south of the Sahara from the Sahel region east to Somalia; these birds are sometimes considered to be a separate species, African Scrub Robin . It is partially migratory, wintering in east Africa and India. This is a very rare visitor to northern Europe.

The Erythropygia galactotes is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Erythropygia galactotes, mostly because it is another of those birds whose name no one can agree upon. It has been called the Rufous Bush-Robin, the Rufous Bush-Chat, and basically any pairing of “Rufous” or “Rufous-tailed” with “Scrub” or “Bush” and “Chat” or “Robin”. It also has an alternative scientific name, Cercotriches galactotes. More

* Erythropygia galactotes familiaris (Menetries) 1832 Cat.Raison.Obj.Zool.Recueil.Voy.Caucase p.32 * Erythropygia galactotes galactotes (Temminck) 1820 Man.Orn..ed.2 1 p.182 * Erythropygia galactotes hamertoni (Ogilvie-Grant) 1906 BBOC 19 p.24 * Erythropygia galactotes minor (Cabanis) 1850 Mus.Hein. 1 p. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Muscicapidae
Genus : Erythropygia
Species : galactotes
Authority : (Temminck, 1820)