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 10 videos
A bird on the ground and then perched Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 2 years ago 32 sec 4.6
A bird on the ground Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 2 years ago 46 sec 4.6
A bird feeding on the ground at Hotel Cardoso Locality Maputo City, Mozambique
Nacho Aransay 20 March 2013 3 years ago 25 sec 4.2
An adult feeding chicks on the nest Locality Dzalanyama Forest Reserve, Central Region, Malawi (ssp tropicalis)
Greg Baker 16 October 2005 3 years ago 19 sec 4
An adult foraging on the ground Locality Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (ssp verreauxi)
Greg Baker 14 September 1999 4 years ago 47 sec 4
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 12 years ago 28 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 26 photos
Locality Hlane Royal National Park, Lubombo District, Swaziland
Tomas Grim 19 March 2016 12 weeks ago 4.7
On the ground
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Guy Poisson 31 December 2012 3 years 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 2 years ago 4.3
A bird singing from a low branch.
Locality Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp libonyanus)
Nick Athanas 25 October 2015 32 weeks ago 4
Foraging on grassy area near Iwamanzi Game Lodge
Locality Iwamanzi Game Lodge, North West Province, South Africa (ssp libonyanus)
buchert 8 July 2010 1 year ago 4
Perched on a rock.
Locality Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa
Adam Riley 28 July 2009 1 year ago 4