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Karoo Thrush

Turdus smithi Bonaparte, 1850

The Karoo Thrush (Turdus smithi) is a member of the thrush family in Africa. It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Olive Thrush (with which it is known to hybridize), but is increasingly treated as a separate species. This medium-sized bird has a length of about 24 cm. It has a wing length between 117 and 131 mm, a culmen length between 20 and 24 mm and a tarsus length between 30,0 and 34,5 mm. It can reach a mass of at least 86 g. It differs from the Olive Thrush by its longer, entirely orange bill, its longer wings, and its greyer flanks. It occurs in South Africa (Little Namaqualand, Karoo and Northern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and part of the North West Province). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Turdidae
Genus:
  Turdus

Scientific:
  Turdus smithi

Citation:
  Bonaparte, 1850

Reference:
  Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.274

Protonym:
  Turdus smithi

Avibase ID:
  0816917DCA88EF91

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0816917D

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916164

Geographic range:

  • Turdus smithi: southern Namibia to southeastern Botswana and northeastern South Africa
English:
Karoo Thrush
German:
Karoo-Drossel
Danish:
Karoodrossel
Spanish:
Zorzal del Karoo
Finnish:
karoorastas
French:
Merle de Smith
Japanese:
karu-ori-butsugumi
Japanese:
カルーオリーブツグミ
Dutch:
Karoolijster
Norwegian:
Karootrost
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Karootrast
Polish:
drozd przylądkowy
Slovak:
drozd búrsky
Swedish:
karrootrast
Chinese:
卡鲁鸫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Merle de Smith ( Turdus smithi)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Smith's Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Smith's Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithii) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Karoo Thrush ( Turdus smithi) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 2]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Turdus olivaceus smithi [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Turdus smithi
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Turdus smithi [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Turdus [olivaceus, roehli or smithi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Geelbeklyster, Karoolyster, Karoolyster (Geelbeklyster)
Danish: Karoodrossel
German: Karoodrossel, Karoo-Drossel
English: Cabanis' Thrush, Karoo Thrush, Smith's Thrush
English (IOC): Karoo Thrush
Spanish: Zorzal del Karoo
Spanish (Spain): Zorzal del Karoo
Spanish (HBW): Karoo Thrush
Finnish: karoorastas
French: Merle de Smith, Merle du Karoo, Merle du Karroo, Merle du Namaqua, Merledu Namaqua
Japanese: karu-ori-butsugumi
Japanese: カルーオリーブツグミ
Scientific: Turdus olivaceus cabanisi, Turdus olivaceus smithi, Turdus smithi, Turdus smithii
Dutch: Karoolijster
Norwegian Nynorsk: Karootrast
Norwegian: Karootrost
Polish: drozd przylądkowy
Slovak: drozd búrsky
Serbian: Drozd iz Karua
Swedish: Karootrast, karrootrast
Chinese: 卡鲁鸫
Chinese (Traditional): 卡羅橄綠鶇

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