The Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus) is a bird in the Turdidae family of thrushes.
The Olive Thrush has charcoal-brown to olive-brown feathers with an orange underbelly. Its throat is sometimes speckled with white spots. Its eyes have a distinctive orange eye-ring. Its beak and its legs are orange-red.
It grows to 24 centimetres (9.5 inches) tall.
It is common in African highlands. It prefers forests and woodlands, as well as parks and gardens.
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