African thrush

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African thrush
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Turdus
Species: T. pelios
Binomial name
Turdus pelios
Bonaparte, 1850

The African thrush (Turdus pelios) is a passerine bird in the thrush family Turdidae. It is common in well-wooded areas over much of sub-Saharan Africa. Populations are resident (non-migratory).

African thrushes are omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms and berries. They nest in bushes or similar. They do not form flocks.

Sexes of this large thrush are similar with soft brown upperparts, brown underparts and a yellow beak.