The snowy-crowned robin-chat (Cossypha niveicapilla) is also known as the Snowy-headed Robin-chat. It is an African endemic with a range that stretches from south central Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia and Sierra Leone east to Sudan and western Ethiopia, south to Cameroon and Lake Victoria Basin. Populations also exist in Gabon, south through the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Angola. It is found in subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and moist savanna. The snowy-crowned robin-chat is similar in appearence to the more common white-brown robin chat, but the snowy-crowned is larger, and the white stripe through the top of its head replaces the white eye stripe.