Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni Scientific name definitions

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

Movements and Migration

Dispersal and Site Fidelity

Evidence from ringed birds in Bvumba Highlands (Zimbabwe) suggested high site fidelity with territories frequently used by the same pair for up to 8 yr (3).

Migration Overview

Generally considered to be resident (non-migratory), but there are indications that adult females in Bvumba Highlands (Zimbabwe) move away from the breeding territory while in molt or for the entire nonbreeding period (January to August/September) and establish their own territories a short distance away (1, 3).

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