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The Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus) is, in its range, one of the most common members of the thrush family (Turdidae). It occurs in east African highlands from Eritrea and Ethiopia in north to the Cape of Good Hope in south. It is a bird of forest and woodland, but has – locally – adapted to parks and large gardens in suburban areas. The male’s song is a mix of fluted, whistled and trilled phrases, which varies geographically. It occasionally mimics other birds.
Photo: Gauteng, South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPHY:Birds in my garden
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
FEATURED in Artists on Facebook
19 September 2012.
FEATURED in Animals of Africa, best of the best
22 September 2012.
FEATURED in African Art and Photography
23 September 2012.
FEATURED in African Beauty Group
25 October 2012.


olive thrush, lyster, bird, gauteng, south africa, evening, elizabeth kendall

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

    Sept 18 – 2 Images per day

  • Baie dankie Magriet!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellalmost 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Scott!! And for the fav, I really appreciate that.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 2 years ago

    sweet…love the colors!!!!

  • Thanks very much Sally!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture.

  • Thanks so much Cal!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 2 years ago

    beautiful capture.
    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the Artist on Facebook group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks so much Francis, appreciation.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 2 years ago

    Pragtige foto van ’n lieflike voëltjie Elizabeth! En veels geluk met die erkenning!

  • Baie dankie Maree, waardeer!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    Wow… beautiful lighting and brilliant capture Elizabeth… well spotted.

  • Thanks so much Andrea!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • vic321
    vic321almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks for the fav Vic and a fine comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture and information! I like the back lighting!

  • Thanks very much Angie!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 2 years ago

    Lovely lighting ~ a fave !

  • Thanks so much for the fav and a fine comment Renee!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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