Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Karoo Thrush

Another bird which is prevalent in our garden all year round, is the Karoo Thrush. It has an overall grey appearance; breast, and flanks greyish with orange belly. The first two photos below the Thrush is facing away from the camera.


In the above two photos, the orange belly is discernible 

The Karoo thrush's habitat is riverine woodland, and they're common in gardens. They eat insects, worms and some fruit. When I photographed the thrush's above (there was a pair), they were hawking for late afternoon midges. 

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10 comments:

  1. What a handsome bird, Jo!! Great shots for the day!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  2. It's really nice for me to discover new birds, and this is a new one to me. Very nice images.

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  3. Handy to have around if they catch insects.

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  4. Hello Jo, it is a pretty bird, the beak color and shape reminds me of our Robin. Great shots! Have a happy day!

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  5. bring on the birds that eat insects, we sure need them here... I love the name, Karoo..

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  6. built like our american robin (also a thrush).

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  7. I loved seeing this new thrush for me!

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  8. Nice looking bird - just a hint of colour.

    The gannets in my post with the flecked backs are 2 or 3 year old birds, which means that they are not 'fully adult'. As far as I know the adults are alike.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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