Abyssinian Ground Thrush

The Abyssinian Ground-thrush Zoothera piaggiae is a passerine bird native to north-east Africa. It lives at high altitude in montane forests.

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The Abyssinian Ground Thrush is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Abyssinian Ground Thrush is endemic to NE Africa although some consider the Albertine Rift birds to be a separate species. It can be found in mountain forest edges and usually skulks under thickets. This bird was photographed above Wondo Genet in what used to be the juniper forest area which is why it is out in the open. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Zoothera
Species : piaggiae
Authority : (Bouvier, 1877)