Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Monticola rupestris
Synonym (old name) - Cape Rock Thrush
Common name - Cape Rock-Thrush, Kaapse Kliplyster (Roberts 581)
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Description Endemic to southern Africa the Cape Rock Thrush can be found on the rocky hillsides of Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The male and female differ in that the male has a blue-grey head, throat and upper breast with a mottled brown and rufous back while the female has a mottled brown back with black streaking and mottled brown and white face and throat. Both sexes have rich orange-rufous under-parts. Common resident.
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