Welcome Guest

Karoo Thrush

Turdus smithi Bonaparte, 1850

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2021-01-03 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) Water from fountain, adult, song -

Bird singing very varied call in suburban garden

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

613476
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2021-10-22 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

This bird was calling in suburban garden. Late at night.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

682164
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2022-01-10 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) Dog, adult, sex uncertain, song -

Calling fom suburban garden

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

696666
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2020-01-28 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, call -

Calling from well developed suburban garden.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

522846
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Etienne Marais 2020-11-13 Centurion, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, Pretoria (South Africa) (1500 m) dawn song, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

602331
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Toby Esplin 2018-12-13 Bloemfontein, Motheo, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) Contact Call, call -

Contact call from adult to juvenile. Bird calling from 15 meters above recorder. Recording with cell phone. Amplification Peak -3.0dB, Noise Reduction 12dB, High Pass Filter 300hz 12dB.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

445759
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2021-01-30 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, song -

Very early morning in my garden. The repetitive call is from the sparrow.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

618546
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2020-10-09 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, song -

Calling very early in dark at home.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

594117
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2022-01-02 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

From suburban garden

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

695155
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Faansie Peacock 2015-10-26 Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, Pretoria, Gauteng, Gauteng (South Africa) (1500 m) song -

Bird singing for an extended period (>10 minutes) from a large riverine tree, about 6 m above the ground. Habitat riverine forest dominated by Celtis africana trees, bordering dense bushveld on a slope - within a small suburban nature reserve in Pretoria.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

290125
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Dawie de Swardt 2021-12-31 Fleurdal, Bloemfontein, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

Juvenile contact call

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

695178
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Lynette Rudman 2017-09-13 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (750 m) song -

Bird seen and heard calling from a tall tree in a farm garden in the dawn chorus in early spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

386834
xeno-canto.org
Olive Thrush - Turdus olivaceus Lynette Rudman 2015-10-28 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (600 m) song -

Bird heard calling in the dawn chorus from a thick bush in a suburban garden in spring.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

287742
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Dawie de Swardt 2020-11-10 Fleurdal, Bloemfontein, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

604369
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Alan Collett 2014-09-14 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (750 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

195464
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Niall Perrins 2021-09-14 Randburg, Gauteng, Randburg (South Africa) (1500 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

674504
xeno-canto.org
Olive Thrush - Turdus olivaceus Jacek Betleja 2014-08-11 Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (130 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

195706
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Dawie de Swardt 2021-09-28 Fleurdal, Bloemfontein, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, male, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

677316
xeno-canto.org
Olive Thrush - Turdus olivaceus Lynette Rudman 2015-08-15 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (600 m) song -

Bird singing as the first bird in the dawn chorus on a late winter's morning half an hour before sunrise on a clear day in a suburban garden.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

268279
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2021-10-26 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) Fowl, adult, dawn song, sex uncertain -

Very early morning song. Suburban garden. Wind noise reduced. Some external clicks cut.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

682627
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Dawie de Swardt 2019-10-16 Fleurdal, Bloemfontein, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

504489
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2019-08-19 Klerksdorp, Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

They make this call during summer only. First time I have heard this for the start of this summer.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

493126
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2019-09-25 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Graaff-Reinet (South Africa) (750 m) song -

Bird calling in suburban garden. Because of difference to call from the more Northern birds I know well, I assumed it was an Olive Thrush. But they overlap in Graaff Reinet. I have requested info from the local birders and will correct if necessary.

Update - According to local knowledge, this would rather be Karoo Thrush.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

500512
xeno-canto.org
Karoo Thrush - Turdus smithi Tony Archer 2019-12-16 City of Matlosana (near Klerksdorp), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, male, song -

Calling very early in suburban garden.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

512181
xeno-canto.org
Note: a maximum of 20 records are shown. For more recordings of this species, as well as maps, sonograms, and advanced searches, please visit xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.

Creative Commons License Xeno-Canto: all recordings are copyrighted by their recordists and appear here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.

Macaulay Library recordings appear here under the Macaulay Library Terms of Use.

AVoCet recordings: all recordings are copyrighted by their recordists. Individual permissions for use are available under the individual recording pages in AVoCet.

Avibase has been visited 346,580,311 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy