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Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:27 am

Seen at our timeshare lodge close to Croc Bridge. in June this year.

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:05 pm

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 ?
No, it is a bit duller than the olive thrush, with no white at all.
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Where does the Kurrichane thrush get its name?

Unread postby strychnos » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:39 am

Quite by accident I found an April 2008 post by Andy and a note by Candy in the forums whilst trying to look up the origins of the name Kurrichane. From a field guides course I did recently some mention was made that Kurrichane was an African tribal chief. I could find no direct reference to that, but did find that there is mountain and a village called Kurrichane near Zeerust in the Northwest Province. It seems to be closely linked to the notorious Mzilikaze as well as the Sotho/Tswana Baralong tribe.

Now the next question ... how would you pronounce Kurrichane; from what I gather the 'ch' does not pronounce as a K but rather the same as the 'ch' in China.

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Re: Thrush, Kurrichane

Unread postby Batmad » Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:01 pm

Saw this one in Letaba restcamp KNP near the shop

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Re: Thrush, Kurrichane

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:51 am

A bird flew into our offices a couple of weeks ago. I was alone and spent some time trying to get this terrified bird out. You all know my birding skills :redface: :redface:

Anyway, it had very distinct facial markings, the very orange beak and legs that I am seeing here. It also had a reddish tinge on its belly. The shape and size would have been thrush, I think :hmz: .

Given that my office is in Bryanston, which thrush do you think it could have been?

I have seen a pair from a distance and will I bring my camera and try to get a photo sometime.
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Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:32 pm

Dear Stiffnecks!

I pledge to start my own bird list on my last trip to KNP and donate 25 Rand for each species I would find. Now could you please help me to ID the following birds properly? :pray:

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Kurrichane Thrush?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:45 pm

Kurrichane Thrush :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Falconry4ever » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:17 pm

Hi. It is a Cape Rock-Thrush. Throat not as white as Short toed female.
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Re: Thrush, Kurrichane

Unread postby Sprocky » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:56 pm

I photographed this one yesterday in my garden.


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Unread postby granjan » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:58 pm

Saw this one at Letaba in February.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby sinewave » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:12 pm

Please tell me if this is a "Kurrichane Thrush" as depicted in "Roberts Bird Guide" number 576.
It is a frequent visitor to our garden in Mount Edgecombe, KZN. It hops around the lawn catching little insects, but also likes left over rice and breadcrumbs. It will also eat some fruits, especially apple and pawpaw.
Sometimes, when flying up into a tree it will make a high pitched, plaintive, whistle-like noise.


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ifubesi » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:36 pm

Hi sinewave. Your first pic is definitely a Kurrichane Thrush.
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Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Hi, I need a lot of help identifying birds! I've got lots and lots of birds that need identification! But I´ll start with 14. I'd be very glad if you could help me. It would also help if you get tell me how you identified them.
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Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:34 pm

I'm no expert, but I'd say that:

7. Can't see the malar stripes, but if 9 is the same as 7, I'd say the Kurrichane Thrush

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Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:34 pm

7 & 9. Kurrichane Thrush

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