The Northern Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus abyssinicus) is a bird in the Turdidae family of thrushes.
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 grows to 24 centimetres (9.5 inches) tall.
The Northern Olive Thrush is widespread in the forests, parks, and gardens of East Africa.
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.
Location of photographs: Nairobi, Kenya
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM