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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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Sandy Track In Hwange - Thumbnail

Sandy Hwange

Hwange National Park in context Hwange National Park is the oldest national park in Zimbabwe, established in 1929. It is also…

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Red Billed Wood Hoopoe - Thumbnail

Red-billed Wood Hoopoe

 Phoeniculus purpureus (Greek: phoen- = red, -iculus = billed; Latin: purpureus = purple, referring to the iridescence) Shona: Shavi-shavi OR haya - according to Dale's dictionary.  According to Hannan's…

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Cape Turtle Dove

Latin: Streptopelia capicola (streptopelia = Greek 'a collared dove'; capicola = Latin 'an inhabitant of the Cape')Shona: Njiva (generic name for doves) Call: http://www.xeno-canto.org/382937 There are two doves we…

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Dove, Laughing

Laughing Dove

Latin:  Streptopelia senegalensis  (streptopelia = a collared dove; senegalensis = from Senegal) Shona:  Njiva. This is a very common bird around us,…

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Links to articles – hunting

Can trophy hunting alter wildlife genes? https://www.themeateater.com/conservation/wildlife-management/can-trophy-hunting-alter-wildlife-genes California considering banning trophy imports - arguments for and against https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article244539612.html Debunking the myths…

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