Groundscraper Thrush – Psophocichla litsitsirupa
Definitely one of my favorite birds. They have character and can spend hours attacking their own mirror image. I just love them! And then they have this habit of flicking one wing. Simply awesome birds.
They are locally common here in Namibia with some seasonal movement – I haven’t seen one this winter, so maybe the move up to northern Namibia in the winter.
Groundscrapers eat insects and earthworms – as my photo illustrates.
They make a mixture of harsh and whistled sounds – which gets more complicated when attacking my car’s mirror.
Groundscrapers are monogamous and breeds in a cup nest placed in a large fork of a tree.
Source: Robert’s Bird Guide
Photo: Copyright emdt.photography