Barn Owl Perched

Barn Owl

Tyto alba (Genus: tyto, Greek = a night owl; species: albinus, Latin = white) Zizi (Shona, generic),  Effraie des clocher (French),  Coruja-das-torres (Portuguese) Call: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Owl/sound (Click on the…

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Bat-eared Fox

Bat-Eared Fox

OrderFamilyGenusSpeciesCarnivoraCanidaeOtocyonmegalotis The only representative of the genus “Otocyon” Origin of scientific name From the Greek Otus = ear & cyon = dog and then…

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Bishop Bird

Southern Red Bishop

Euplectes orix (Genus: euplectes, Greek = woven, referring to nests; orix, Greek 'oriza' = rice, presumably referring to habit of feeding in rice-fields)Chikenya (Shona), Euplecte ignicolore(French), Cardeal-tecelao-vermelho(Portuguese)…

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