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Hoopoe, African

African Hoopoe

Scientific name: Upupa Africana ("Upupa": imitating the bird's call; "Africana" plus Latin = 'from Africa') Shona: mhupupu or chigubhubhuNB All these names - 'hoopoe', 'upupa', 'mhupupu, 'chigubhubhu' - are onomatopoeic,…

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Vultures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/13/the-vultures-arent-hovering-over-africa-and-thats-bad-news-aoe Rare Flufftails https://www.birdingecotours.com/searching-for-africas-most-skulking-bird-family-the-incomparable-flufftails/ Kingfisher nesting sequence https://youtu.be/D61djLCc_GY Bird flight sound comparison https://youtu.be/d_FEaFgJyfA Cuckoo epic migration story https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/26/cloud-cuckoo-land-how-one-birds-epic-migration-stunned-scientists-onon-aoe Military "mother"…

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