The Abyssinian Thrush or African Mountain Thrush (Turdus abyssinicus) is a passerine bird in the Turdidae family. It has recently been split from the Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus) on genetic differences. Their ranges do not overlap. The southern and northern populations may be distinct species. The Abyssinian Thrush is found in eastern Africa from Eritrea in the north to Mozambique in the south.
It is found in forests, suburban parks and gardens, and plantations.
It is 22 centimetres (8.7 in) long. This variable forest thrush is generally darker than the African Thrush and has an orange (not yellow) bill. It is also darker than the Kurrichane Thrush and has no malar stripes. Generally the birds get darker at higher altitudes.
Works cited 
- Sinclair, Ian; Ryan, Peter (2003). Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Cape Town: Struik.
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