Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Thrushes and Allies :: Olive Thrush

Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Abyssinian Thrush, Northern Olive Thrush, Mountain Thrush, African Mountain Thrush, Oldean's Thrush, Roehl's Thrush, Swynnerton's Thrush, Cape Thrush, Karoo Olive Thrush
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Aberdares National Park, Kenya - Jun 12, 2009 © Glen Tepke  South Africa - Oct, 2001 © Harold Stiver  Gundani Brachystegia Woodland, South Africa - Nov, 2004 © Andy Balinsky  Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Jan 15, 2005 © Alan Manson  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda - Feb, 2006 © Nigel Hacking 
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information


E. to s. Africa;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Mountains of s. Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, n., w., and c. Kenya and ne. Tanzania s. to Loliondo.
(2) Ne. Tanzania (Kilimanjaro s. to Monduli).
(3) Mountains of nc. Tanzania (Mbulu and Crater Highlands).
(4) E. Zaire (Virunga Park), w. and s. Uganda (Ruwenzori Mountains).
(5) E. Zaire (Kivu), sw. Uganda, Ruanda, Burundi and nw. Tanzania.
(6) Mountains of ne. Tanzania.
(7) E. and s. Tanzania, n. Malawi and ne. Zambia.
(8) S. Malawi and nw. Mozambique.
(9) Mountains of e. Zimbabwe and w. Mozambique.
(10) Ne. South Africa (n. Transvaal) and w. Swaziland.
(11) S. Namibia, se. Botswana, and n. South Africa (n. Cape Province e. to the Orange Free State and sw. Tranvaal).
(12) Lowlands and mountains of sw. South Africa (sw. Cape Province).
(13) E. South Africa (w. KwaZulu-Natal).
(14) Se. South Africa (e. KwaZulu-Natal, Transkei and e. Cape Province).


No videos are available for this species


No sounds are available for this species


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


Please email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.

If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.