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BirdPix:   17560
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2930DD
Observer:   Jackson Mike
Date of record:   2015-05-12
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   Possible Kurrichane/Olive Thrush Hybrid. Has Kurrichane features except for eye surround (orbital ring is not orange) and the call is more like the Olive Thrush.
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:19:50
Sp. code:   552
Species name:   Turdus libonyanus
Common name:   Kurrichane Thrush -- Rooibeklyster
Family:   Turdidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Kurrichane Thrush
Institution:   ADU-UCT
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VM-number: 17560 - photo: 1
VM-number: 17560 - photo: 2
VM-number: 17560 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   Slightly immature bird possibly? There is also a fair amount of variability with thrushes with regard to some of the features, the amount of dark colour on the bill of an Olive being possibly the biggest variable. Interesting that the call is similar to an Olive.
Date:   2015-05-14 07:50:30
Species name:   Turdus libonyanus -- Kurrichane Thrush; Rooibeklyster
Species code:   552

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