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.
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.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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