[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Turdidae | [latin] Turdus abyssinicus | [UK] Abyssinian Thrush | [FR] Grive des montagnes | [DE] Gmelindrossel | [ES] Zorzal Abisinio | [NL] Afrikaanse Berglijster
|Genus||Species||subspecies||Breeding Range||Breeding Range 2||Non Breeding Range|
|Turdus||abyssinicus||AF||n Somalia to n Tanzania.|
This variable forest thrush is generally darker than the African Thrush and has an orange (not yellow) bill. It is also darker than the Kurrichane Thrush and has no malar stripes. Generally the birds get darker at higher altitudes
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|size min.:||22||cm||size max.:||24||cm|
|incubation min.:||14||days||incubation max.:||15||days|
|fledging min.:||16||days||fledging max.:||17||days|
Africa : North Somalia to North Tanzania.
It is found in forests, suburban parks and gardens, and plantations.
It builds a cup nest, typically up to 6 m above the ground in a tree. The 2-3 blue eggs are incubated mainly by the female for 14-15 days. The chicks fledge in another 16 days.
Its diet consists of insects, molluscs, and spiders.
It has recently been split from the Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus), Usambara Thrush (Turdus roehli) and Taita Thrush (Turdus helleri) on genetic differences. Their ranges do not overlap. The southern and northern populations may be distinct species
They are resident year-round, however, birds living in the northern part of the species’ range may migrate south.