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Saw one in Tamboti last Friday.

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A lovely little bird, and such a cheerful bright song, if a bit repetitive. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cape thrush
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Richprins wrote:
Definitely not olive thrush, Peter. Know them very well from Pretoria. Totally different call as well.

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Olive Thrush is not commom in Preatoria so if you saw one there you are quite lucky. The commom thrush in pretoria is the Karoo Thrush.


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They look very much like our American Robins (also thrushes).


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Does anyone know the origin of the name Kurrichane? Is it a place or region? Or what??

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@ Deefstes and WTM, my apologise...the feathered freind that I identified at home is definately not a Kurricane. Must be a karoo :redface: It seems I've ID'ed our feathered freind wrong :redface:
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If I tried to identify the 2 different birds by song, how would you describe each song ?

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Does anyone know the origin of the name Kurrichane? Is it a place or region? Or what??


I've searched but had no success... Anyone else know?

Kurrichane Thrush
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Turdus libonyana

Habits: Usually solitary or in pairs. They forage on the ground, running in short bursts, stopping and pecking vigorously (tossing leaves aside to expose prey). When disturbed it flies off with a 2-note call, usually landing in a tree. Highly vocal after rain, mostly in spring and early summer, often before dawn in moonlight.
Food: Insects, spiders, worms, molluscs, lizards and fruit.

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@ WTM - the bird I keep seeing confusels me, does the karoo thrush have a white brow and black speckles on it's throat ?

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@ WTM - the bird I keep seeing confusels me, does the karoo thrush have a white brow and black speckles on it's throat ?


Bentley, it is not always easy to distinguish the various thrushes. Your main pointer should be distribution. Until recently(4 years or so ago) Karoo and Olive thrush were 1 species.

I have a problem with bird guides and this bird in the sense that they don't always show what non-adult birds look like. It sounds to me that the bird that confuses you is a young Karoo thrush.


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 Post subject: Thrush: Kurrichane
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and again some birds...

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Interesting collection of birdies, anne-marie! :wink: I think I can help with some of them.

kurrichane thrush

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