Thrushes and Allies

Thrushes and Allies

February 6, 2022

Thrushes and their allies are known to be songsters. They have short bills and long legs. They survive on worms, insects, fruits and snails. They have bright colors mostly the thrushes. There are some though that have dull colors such as Townsend’s Solitaires and Gray-cheeked Thrushes. They can be found in many different habitats.

Uganda has about 16 species of Thrushes and Allies out of the 335 species that occur in the world; Below is a list of species;

Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Neocossyphus fraseri

Red-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus rufus

Brown-chested Alethe Alethe poliocephala

Gray Ground-thrush Zoothera princei

Oberlaender’s Ground-thrush Zoothera oberlaenderi

Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus

Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus

Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis

Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis

African Thrush Turdus pelios

Abyssinian Ground-thrush Zoothera piaggiae

Kivu Ground-thrush Zoothera tanganjicae

Black-eared Ground-thrush Zoothera cameronensis

White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis

Red-throated Alethe Alethe poliophrys

Fire-crested Alethe Alethe diademata

Book your African birding trips today with Africa Adventure Vacations to see several Ostriches in Kidepo national park Uganda and other birds.

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