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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:04 pm

Saw one in Tamboti last Friday.
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Unread postby Elsa » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:49 pm

A lovely little bird, and such a cheerful bright song, if a bit repetitive. :D
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Unread postby saraf » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:53 pm

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Unread postby Snoobab » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:21 am

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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Unread postby cougar » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:36 pm

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

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Unread postby Andy Pay » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:03 pm

Does anyone know the origin of the name Kurrichane? Is it a place or region? Or what??
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Unread postby bentley » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:55 am

@ 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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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:46 pm

Andy Pay wrote: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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Unread postby bentley » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:59 am

@ 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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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:12 am

bentley wrote:@ 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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Thrush: Kurrichane

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:13 pm

and again some birds...

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Unread postby arks » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:41 pm

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

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