Monticola rupestris (endemic)
This endemic species is the largest of the rock thrushes and is a locally common resident in rocky terrain, favouring ravines and steep hillsides in grassland and heaths. Its orange breast separates it from its peers.
We first recorded this species in March 2010 at Little Switzerland in the Drakensberg. A reliable spot to see them, close to Gauteng, is Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.