Red-wing Starling

Red-Wing Starling

Onychognathus morio (Genus: onychognathus, Greek onukhos = a fingernail or claw + gnathos = jaw or mouth i.e. a bill resembling a claw or nail; Species: morio Greek =…

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Tawny Flanked Prinia

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Prinia subflava (Genus: Prinia, Javanese i.e. the name for these birds; Species: subflava, Latin = almost yellow)Timba (Shona - generic for all small cisticolas), Prinia modeste (French), Prinia-de-flancos-castanhos (Portuguese)…

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Dark Chanting Goshawk 2

Dark Chanting Goshawk

Melierax metabates (Genus: Melierax, Greek = melodious hawk; species: metabates, Latin = changed i.e. presumably from the similar Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus [Latin = musical,…

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Paradise Flycatcher - Pair

African Paradise Flycatcher

Terpsiphone viridis (Genus: Terpsiphone, Greek = delightful voice; Species, viridis, Latin = green - presumably because of the greenish-tinged head) Kateredemu, zvigone (Shona),  Tchitrec d'Afrique(French),…

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Ngomakurira From A Distance

Granite Landscape

Places like Matopos, south of Bulawayo, and the Chinamora area, north of Harare, are associated iconic, granite-based landscapes. These landscapes are…

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