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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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Sunbird - Scarlet Chested

Scarlet-Chested Sunbird

Chalcomitra senegalensis (Genus: Chalcomitra, Greek = copper or bronze headband or cap; species: senegalensis, Latin = from Senegal)Dzonya, Tsodzo (Shona: generic), Souimanga a poitrine rouge (French); Beija-flor-de-peito-escarlate (Portuguese) Song: http://www.xeno-canto.org/158287…

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Barn Owl Perched

Barn Owl

Tyto alba (Genus: tyto, Greek = a night owl; species: albinus, Latin = white) Zizi (Shona, generic),  Effraie des clocher (French),  Coruja-das-torres (Portuguese) Call: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Owl/sound (Click on the…

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Bishop Bird

Southern Red Bishop

Euplectes orix (Genus: euplectes, Greek = woven, referring to nests; orix, Greek 'oriza' = rice, presumably referring to habit of feeding in rice-fields)Chikenya (Shona), Euplecte ignicolore(French), Cardeal-tecelao-vermelho(Portuguese)…

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Eagle, Long-crested

Long-crested Eagle

Lophaetus occipitalis (Genus: Lophaetus = Greek, a crested eagle; species: occipitalis = Latin, of the back of the head) Kondokondo, pfinye (Shona),  Aiglehuppard, (French),  Aquia-de-penacho (Portuguese) Call:  http://www.xeno-canto.org/268792 I have…

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