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  Groundscraper Thrush

 

Psophocichla litsitsirupa
(580) 21 cm; 76 g
SEXES
Alike. Grey upperparts, lack of wing bars, and preference for open woodland (not forest)' habitat easily separate it from Spotted Ground-Thrush.
JUV
Flecked with white above; buff spotted below.
STATUS
Locally common resident, usually in pairs, with some seasonal movements.
HABITAT
Open woodland, parks and gardens.
FOOD
Mainly insects and earthworms.
CALL
Mixture of harsh and whistled phrases.
BR
Monogamous. Cup nest placed in large fork of tree.

 

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Tgs001

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

Tgs002

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

Tgs003

Nhabe River

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Tgs004

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Tgs005

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Tgs006

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Tgs007

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Tgs008

Kunene River, Namibia

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L 

 

Tgs009

Kunene River, Namibia

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L 

 

Tgs010

Kunene River, Namibia

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L 

 

 

 

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