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Arrow Marked Babbler

Arrow-marked Babbler

Genus Turdoides (Latin = 'thrush-like', 'like a thrush' i.e. another type of bird) species jardineii (named after Sir William Jardine) Shona: Dywedywe or hochahocha.  (Both of these sound…

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Hamerkop

Hamerkop

Hamerkop (from the Afrikaans for "hammer-head"); Scopus umbretta (Genus Scopus (Latin = a broom or brush, alluding to the bird's crest OR Greek =…

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Southern Masked Weaver

Southern Masked Weaver

Scientific Name: Ploceusvelatus   (Genus:  ploceus  [Greek = weaver]; species:  velatus [Latin = masked]); Shona Names: Jesa, Nzvidya, Dombwa; Other Names: Tisserin à tête…

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Dark-capped Bulbul

Dark-Capped Bulbul

Dark-capped Bulbul, formerly known as the Black-eyed Bulbul.  (In Southern Africa , it is also often called by its Afrikaans nick-name, which…

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Pangolin 1

Pangolins

 Pangolins or scaly anteaters are estimated to have lived on earth for nearly 80 million years. They were originally thought to…

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Sunbird, Yellow Bellied

Yellow-bellied Sunbird

Yellow-bellied Sunbird (a.k.a. Variable Sunbird)   Cinnyrus (Greek = shining)  Venustus  (Latin = beautiful, charming or graceful); [Family Name = Nectariniidae, eaters of nectar] (A…

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