Kurrichane Thrush (Turdus libonyanus) - HBW 10, p. 659
French: Merle kurrichane
Spanish: Zorzal de Kurrichane
Taxonomy: Merula libonyanus A. Smith, 1836, near Kurrichane, western Transvaal, South Africa.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with T. pelios and T. tephronotus. Hybridization with T. olivaceus claimed in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Proposed race chobiensis (from N Botswana and W Zimbabwe) considered indistinguishable from verreauxi, and peripheris (E South Africa) from nominate. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- tropicalis W. K. H. Peters, 1881 - SE Burundi and Tanzania S to C & E Zambia, Malawi, E Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
- verreauxi Bocage, 1870 - Angola and SE DRCongo S to NE Namibia, W Zambia, N Botswana and W Zimbabwe.
- libonyanus (A. Smith, 1836) - E & S Botswana E to S Mozambique, S to N & NE South Africa and Swaziland.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird on the ground and then perched Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 41 weeks ago 32 sec 4.7
A bird on the ground Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 44 weeks ago 46 sec 4.5
A bird feeding on the ground at Hotel Cardoso Locality Maputo City, Mozambique (ssp peripherus)
Nacho Aransay 20 March 2013 1 year ago 25 sec 4.2
An adult foraging on the ground Locality Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (ssp verreauxi)
Greg Baker 14 September 1999 2 years ago 47 sec 4
An adult feeding chicks on the nest Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp tropicalis)
Greg Baker 16 October 2005 1 year ago 19 sec 3.8
A bird searching food on the ground Locality Mkuze Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp libonyanus)
Francesc Capdevila i Torr... 6 October 2002 10 years ago 28 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 19 photos
On the ground
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Guy Poisson 31 December 2012 1 year ago 4.6
Perching on a branch near the ground.
Locality Sun City and Lost City, North West Province, South Africa (ssp libonyanus)
David Cook Wildlife Photo... 9 October 2012 47 weeks ago 4.5
Bird on the ground
Locality Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Hannes Lotter 18 April 2014 18 weeks ago 4.3
An adult perched on a branch.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp libonyanus)
Carmelo López 4 November 2009 3 years ago 4.1
Single bird on ground
Locality Kinsevere, Haut-Katanga Province, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
charliemr8 1 February 2011 1 year ago 3.8
Adult bird perched on a branch.
Locality Nelspruit Botanical Gardens, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Martin Främke 25 March 2011 1 year ago 3.8
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