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Pair Of Whyte's Barbets

Whyte’s Barbet

Stactolaema whytii  (Genus: Stactolaema = Greek "with drip like marks on the throat"; species whytii = after Alexander Whyte (1834-1905), government naturalist in Nyasaland (Malawi) under…

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Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet

Trachyphonus vaillanti (Trachyphonus: Greek = rough voice; vaillanti: Latin, named after Francois Le Vaillant [1753-1824], "the first ornithologist to visit the Cape [South Africa]",…

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Fiery Necked Nightjar

Fiery-necked Nightjar

Fiery-necked Nightjar (Caprimulgus pectoralis) Caprimulgus (Latin = to milk a goat, from the bird's wide-open mouth and habit of foraging around animal…

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Black-chested Snake Eagle

Circaetus pectoralis: Genus: Circus (Greek = harrier & aetos = eagle); species: pectoralis (Greek = of the breast) Circaete a poitrine noire (French);  Aquia-cobreira-de-peito-preto (Portuguese) Sound: http://www.xeno-canto.org/57552 I saw this very…

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Groundscraper Thrush

Psophocichla litsitsirupa (Latin)Zvichirori (Shona: general name for 'thrush'); Merle litsitsirupa (French); Tordo-de-peito-malhado (Portuguese). http://www.xeno-canto.org/300628 When you are trying to identify a…

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Firefinch, Red-billed

Red-billed Firefinch

Latin: Lagonisticta (Genus: lagonisticta = Greek 'spotted flanks'; species senegala = Latin 'from Senegal') Shona: kandirendire, tondondo;  French: amarante du Senegal; Portuguese: Peito-de-fogo-de-bico-vermelho These very pretty little birds (they're…

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Helmeted Guinea Fowl

Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris (Latin Numida = derived from Nubia, a territory in ancient north-east Africa);  meleagris (Greek meleagris = from Meleagra, a mythical Greek hero).  Hanga (Shona);  Pintada da Guine…

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Robin Chat, White Brow

White-browed Robin-Chat

 (Formerly known as "Heuglin's Robin") Cossypha heuglini (Genus: Cossypha = Greek name for the European Blackbird, a singing bird; Species: heuglini = after Theodor von Heuglin (1824-1876),…

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