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Cape rock-thrush

monticola rupestris

Description:

Larger and more bulky than other rock-thrushes, both sexes more richly coloured. (Newman's bird of southern africa)

Habitat:

Montane slopes, rocky, bush-covered hillsides at all altitudes and rocky gorges.

Notes:

While I was trying to catch flying red-winged starlings( unsuccessfully) I saw this one on a nearby branch. Not sure it's a cape rock-thrush but it doesn't match with no other :/

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3 Comments

MarioZaniniAstaldi
MarioZaniniAstaldi 10 years ago

really is lori :) I'll do it ava thanks for the info!

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Beautiful bird.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

You could add this to the mission Nature in Yellow at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8305... and there's a Color Red mission for your other spotting. Also Birds of the World mission.

Free State, South Africa

Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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