Home, Members Posts, Mystery Bird Mystery Bird for ID Posted by BirdLife eThekwini KZN on 2 April 2014 Hi Paul – our members might like to have a go at ID-ing this, cheers – Dave Bishop Mystery – please ID me. Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestPrintEmailLinkedInWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading... Published by BirdLife eThekwini KZN View all posts by BirdLife eThekwini KZN
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Hi Paul – thought it was on the original email it was in a garden in Dargle – Cheers dave
I like your mystery bird, any clue as to what part of the world it was seen?
I would definitely go with groundscraper thrush. Upright stance, and even the faint facial markings and the ‘tear-drop’ slightly visible.
Almost certainly an albino Thrush
Thrushes are inclined to albinism. Often just some primaries. At the Walter Sizulu they are speckled all over. They would be Karoo Thrushes but I think the same applies to the Olive.
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Please note that I did not take the picture – it was sent to me by Dave Bishop. Other comments that came to me directly:
I would go for Leusistic Kurrichane Thrush.
Looks like an albino Kurrichane Thrush or maybe Olive!!
Looks like a leucistic olive thrush
Surely a White PB Thrush or White PB Starling.
Always happy to lend a helping hand when it comes to Ideeeeeing difficult sightings.
Yours in birding.
Nice pic of a leucistic Olive Thrush, IMHO.
Based on stance I’d say groundscraper. Can’t see tail length which would help.
Leucistic Olive Thrush IMHO
Leucistic Thrush. Very upright stance lead to a Ground-scraper but there seems to be a hint of orange in the flank which could point to Olive.
Leucistic Groundscraper Thrush?
Mystery bird- Leucistic Buffy Pipit