Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni Scientific name definitions

Flemming P. Jensen
Version: 2.0 — Published February 4, 2022


Field Identification

A small chat (13–14 cm), with a gray head, olive-brown back, orange-yellow underparts and a narrow crescent of white, bordered by black on the lower throat. It has a long, fine bill, short rictal bristles, and comparatively long legs. The sexes are similar, except that the females are slightly duller.

Similar Species

The sympatric and slightly larger White-starred Robin (Pogonocichla stellata) has yellow outer tail feathers with black tips, black central tail feathers, and a smaller white patch on the upper breast.

Recommended Citation

Jensen, F. P. (2022). Swynnerton's Robin (Swynnertonia swynnertoni), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.swyrob1.02