The African Thrush

If you are Planning a Uganda Birding Safari. Then plan to enjoy the African Thrush.

In this section of the Uganda Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about African Thrush birds that can help you enjoy your Bird watching tour to Africa.

You will find information about:

Where to find the African Thrush (Turdus pelios)

The African Thrush is the Western counterpart to the ubiquitous olive thrush.

It is a very common bird and often tamed in gardens.

On your birding tour to Uganda, you will commonly find this bird in Entebbe Botanical Garden, Back packers in Kampala, e.t.c.

These birds are known to mimic other birds’ calls.

Characteristics of The African Thrush

The African Thrush is a dark olive and grey bird with a whitish evenly brown- streaked side throat, the flanks are pale buff-orange on a whiter under part and vent with a pale and yellow-orange bill.

The breast is pale grey-brown with pale-orange flanks which do not usually extend over the lower breast.

In their habitats

You will often find the African Thrush common and widespread in forest edges, thickets, gardens and cultivation at lower altitudes.

You will also find this bird at 2000m above sea level in areas where the Olive thrush is not present.

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