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Heron, Black-headed

Black-headed Heron

Ardea melanocephala (Genus Ardea: Latin = a heron; species melanocephala: Greek = black head)  Shorechena, nyarupani (Shona);  Heron melanocephale (French);  Garca-de-cabeca-preta (Portuguese) Call:  http://www.xeno-canto.org/200791 Aren't the lines…

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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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Sunspyder

Sunspiders

SUNSPIDERS (Solifugae) These arachnids, commonly known in Zimbabwe as Gerrymuglins, Gerrymanders, Camel spiders, Rain spiders, Kalahari Ferraris, Romans and Hunting spiders,…

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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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