Groundscraper Thrush

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.

Ground Scraper Thrush

Source: Robert’s Bird Guide

Photo: Copyright

Published by Mariette du Toit

Namibian born and raised, I am the owner Mariette du Toit Photography - where I share photos of the beautiful people I capture in my unique Namibian documentary style and Travelling Namibia where I share travelling tips with travellers across the globe through reviews on the lodges and campsites that I visit.

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