Cardinal Woodpecker

Cardinal Woodpecker

Dendropicos fuscescens (dendro, Greek = tree, picos, Greek = pecker; fuscescens, Latin = becoming brown) Hohodza, chingogogo, chigogodza (Shona); Pic cardinal (French); Pica-pau-cardeal (Portuguese)Drumming: http://www.xeno-canto.org/173496Call:  http://www.xeno-canto.org/280247 I have seen…

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African Palm Swift, In Flight

African Palm Swift

Cypsiurus parvus (cypsiurus: from kupselos, Latin = a kind of swallow, plus ouros, Greek = tailed; parvus: Latin = small) Nyenganyenga, mherepere (Shona = swallow, similar to but smaller than a swift); …

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Kurrichane Thrush

Kurrichane Thrush

Turdus libonyana (Genus: Turdus, Latin = thrush; species: lebonyana = a Tswana personal name) Merle kurrichane (French),  Tordo-chicharrio (Portuguese) Alarm call: http://www.xeno-canto.org/311704 ;  Song: http://www.xeno-canto.org/280793 This picture, taken I fancy, in the…

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Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike

Lanius collurio (Genus: Lanius [Latin = butcher]; species: collurio [Greek = kollyrion, ancient name for a thrush-like bird]) Pie-grieche ecorcheur (French),  Picanco-de-dorso-ruivo (Portuguese) Video (recorded in Burön, near Örnsköldsvik, Ångermanland,…

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