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Groundscraper Thrush

Groundscraper Thrush
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-25 8:56
Viewed: 226
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Groundscraper Thrush (Psophocichla litsitsirupa) is a passerine bird of southern and eastern Africa belonging to the thrush family.

It is 22–24 centimetres long with an erect posture, short tail, heavy bill and fairly long legs. The upperparts are plain grey-brown with a chestnut wing-panel. The underparts are white with black spots and the face is white with bold black markings. The underwing has a black and white pattern which is visible during the undulating flight. The bird has a slow whistled song and a clicking call.

The species is found in savannas, grassland and open woodland. It can be tame and will forage in parks, gardens and around picnic sites.

The cup-shaped nest is built using vegetation and spider-webs and is lined with feathers or leaves. Three or four eggs are laid and are incubated for 14 to 15 days. They are bluish with lilac and red-brown spots and blotches.

Sourcce: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-25 12:23]

Hi Peter,excellent capture of this interesting species on the ground,the pose is wonderful and the quality is excellent despite the light. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Very elegant Thrush, Peter.
Love those markings on the chest.

Hi Peter,
Nice capture of this interesting species may be from very far.


Hello Peter,
Very good focus and details of a bird with similar colors and shape like the Turdus philomelos, Song thrush.

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-29 4:11]


Hello Peter,
Well captured this Groundscraper Thrush. Like background and low level POV. Perfect shot...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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