Northern Olive Thrush

The Northern Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus abyssinicus) is extremely common in the forests, parks, and gardens of East Africa.

The Northern Olive Thrush has dull olive brown feathers with a white belly and orange underparts. Its throat is speckled with white spots. Its eye has a distinctive yellow eye-ring. It has a yellow beak and yellow legs.

Northern Olive Thrush

Northern Olive Thrush

It can reach a length of 24 centimetres (9.5 inches) tall.

It eats insects, worms, snails, spiders, and fruit.

The female builds a cup nest in a bush or tree, and lays 1-3 eggs, which hatch after 14-15 days. Only the female sits on the eggs. The young chicks gain their flight feathers and leave the nest after about 16 days.

Northern Olive Thrush

Northern Olive Thrush

Northern Olive Thrush

Northern Olive Thrush

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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