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Turdus libonyana
Photo by Mark Fisher
Magaliesburg, South Africa, August 2005


Pale grey upper parts, throat pale buff, malar region heavily streaked dark brown. Upper breast brown, grading to orange on sides of breast and flanks; belly and vent white. Bill, eye-ring, legs and feet orange.


Western Africa: Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Swaziland



  • T. l. verreauxi:
  • T. l. libonyanus:
  • Eastern Botswana to Transvaal and northern Cape Province
  • T. l. peripheris:
  • T. l. tropicalis:


Thornveld, open wodland, and parks and gardens



  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase

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