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Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose (& ducks vs. geese)

Alopochen aegyptiaca (apolochen = Greek: "fox goose" probably because of the bird's colour; aegyptiaca = Latin: "Egyptian") Call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-lkSJPOrok The Egyptian Goose is not, in fact,…

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Yellow-fronted Canary

Yellow-fronted Canary (& seed-eating)

Crithagra mozambica (Derivation obscure, possibly from krith = barley [Greek], mozambica = of Mozambique [Latin]) Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrB_Nm7D9uU This colourful and cheerfully vocal bird is a pleasure to…

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Black Crake

Black Crake (& bird duets)

Amaurornis flavirostra (amaurornis = Greek: dark, dim or obscure bird; flavirostra = Latin: yellow bill)Nhapata (Shona) Call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ileMpkzm0 (Black Crake Bird Call Kruger National Park |…

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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) …

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