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Confusing names. Guru's help needed.

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:17 am

What is the correct Afrikaans name for the Karoo Thrush? SASOL 3rd Edition says Bruinlyster. Roberts Bird Guide says Geelbeklyster.
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Re: Confusing names. Guru's help needed.

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:49 am

Generally this Roberts VII list is considered the current standard. Geelbeklyster it is. :wink:

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Re: Confusing names. Guru's help needed.

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:29 am

Thanks JoelR. 8) Slowly getting acquainted with my Roberts VII and Bird Guide.
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Re: Confusing names. Guru's help needed.

Unread postby CharlesVer » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:05 pm

Hi
I approached Hugh Chittenden (Chairman of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund) on the matter and he said.... "The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund approached Morne de la Rey and his working group to draw up our official Afrikaans list......" so I think it is safe to say that the official name is Geelbeklyster!

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Re: From Olive Thrush to a Karoo Thrush

Unread postby MarcellC » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:02 pm

Hi all

This thrush with partial albinism was photographed by my sister them in Potchefstroom earlier this week. First thought it might be Kurrichane but was reminded how dark it is and the extent of the orange on the belly - the suggestion from somebody was that it's Olive Thrush.

Being directed to this (massively interesting and informative) link - I'm now wondering Karoo? (my bird ID brain has been on holiday I think :? )

The photos are at this link Image (hope it's ok to paste this link here)

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Looking forward to your thoughts on this.

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Re: From Olive Thrush to a Karoo Thrush

Unread postby deefstes » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:02 am

Hi MarcellC, I'd be interested to see your pics but the link didn't post, would you like to try again perhaps?

*EDIT* Aha, JenB was kind enough to edit the post so that it contains the pics, fascinating bird!

Yeah, you'd be right to think that it's a Karoo Thrush but don't be too hard on whoever suggested that it was an Olive Thrush :wink: . Many people still use the name Olive Thrush for both the coastal and inland species. Only the newest field guides differentiate between the two.

But anyways, the grey flanks, yellow eye ring and yellow base to upper mandible all point to Karoo Thrush, as does the distribution if this bird was photographed in Potchefstroom.
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Re: From Olive Thrush to a Karoo Thrush

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:42 pm

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Re: From Olive Thrush to a Karoo Thrush

Unread postby adw » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:08 pm

After years of trying I finally got a photo of the Karoo Thrush as he drank from the bird bath in my garden.

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Who is this birdie?

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Mon May 07, 2012 9:05 pm

Can someone help me id this bird? It will be much appreciated :thumbs_up:
Taken in my garden in Bloemfontein today. It was only the second time I saw it, the previous time was about two weeks ago.

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The last two photo's is totally out of focus but thought they resemble each other?

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Is my birdie a albino??

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Re: Who is this birdie?

Unread postby lion queen » Mon May 07, 2012 9:09 pm

Spookie my bird knowledge is less than zero, but it does look like an albino??

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Re: Who is this birdie?

Unread postby Caracal » Mon May 07, 2012 9:10 pm

Interesting...I googled a bit and found...

Solid white birds with pink eyes everyone agrees are albinistic, and pale birds with normally colored but pale plumage everyone agrees are leucistic

:hmz: an albino thrush of sorts????

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Re: Who is this birdie?

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon May 07, 2012 9:20 pm

I agree with Caracal about the features pointing to an albinistic bird... It is a Kurrichane thrush. The bill holds the key: except for the Kurrichane, all other thrushes in our region shows some dark bit on the bill. As I understand albinism, it supposedly does not affect the colours of the legs and bill to be any different from a normal bird.

I have never seen an albinistic thrush before.
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Re: Who is this birdie?

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Mon May 07, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks LQ, Caracal and Johan!

Will keep an eye open and my camera ready because I think it will visit my garden again. Hopefully better photo's then :wink:

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Re: Who is this birdie?

Unread postby Roan » Tue May 08, 2012 10:11 am

Exciting stuff happening in your garden Boorgatspook. First time for me :dance:
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Re: Who is this birdie?

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue May 08, 2012 11:37 am

I'll rather go with Karoo Thrush on this one as the Kurrichane does not occur anywhere near Bloem.


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