Megaceryle torquata stellata

• Martín pescador grande / Martín pescador de collar
• Ringed kingfisher

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Alcedinidae
Subfamily:Cerylinae
Genus:Megaceryle
Species:M. torquata

Arroyo Pando, Canelones, Uruguay

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Rupornis magnirostris

• Roadside hawk
• Gavilán común

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Rupornis
Species:R. magnirostris
Binomial name
Rupornis magnirostris

Synonyms
Buteo magnirostris

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Himantopus melanurus

• White-backed stilt
• Tero real / Cigüeñuela de cola negra

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Recurvirostridae
Genus:Himantopus
Species:H. melanurus

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Lithops gesinae v. annae C78

Origin and Habitat: 25 km SW of Helmeringhausen, Namibia

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Aizoaceae
Subfamily:Ruschioideae
Tribe:Ruschiae
Genus:Lithops
Species:L. gesinae

From my collection

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Huernia namaquensis

‘Namaqua Carrion Flower’

Origin and Habitat: Little Namaqualand with some doubt as to whether it occurs in Southern Namibia.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Gentianales
Family:Apocynaceae
Subfamily:Asclepiadoideae
Tribe:Stapeliae
Genus:Huernia

From my collection

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Skin

Loxodonta africana

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Andropadus importunus

• Sombre greenbul
• Bulbul de Zanzíbar

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Pycnonotidae
Genus:Andropadus
Species:A. importunus

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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Haliaeetus vocifer

• African fish eagle
• Pigargo vocinglero / Águila pescadora africana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Haliaeetus
Species:H. vocifer

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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The Gentle Giant

A huge battleworn male quietly eating while we passed in front of him.

Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa

• South African giraffe / Cape giraffe
• Jirafa de Sudáfrica (macho)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Giraffidae
Genus:Giraffa
Species:G. camelopardalis
Subspecies:G. c. giraffa

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Beautiful young lady

Loxodonta africana

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Giraffes at Mankwe dam

Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa

• South African giraffe / Cape giraffe
• Jirafa de Sudáfrica

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Giraffidae
Genus:Giraffa
Species:G. camelopardalis
Subspecies:G. c. giraffa

Mankwe dam, Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

💡 Click! to zoom

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Tired trunk

A one tusked, lone male bull African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) near a dam at Pilanesberg.

• African Elephant / African bush elephant / African savanna elephant
• Elefante Africano / elefante africano de sabana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Proboscidea
Family:Elephantidae
Genus:Loxodonta
Species:L. africana

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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Spilopelia senegalensis

• Laughing dove / laughing turtle dove / palm dove
• Tórtola senegalesa / tórtola del Senegal / tórtola reidora

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Spilopelia
Species:S. senegalensis

Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa

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Dusky Sunbird

Cinnyris fuscus (female?)

• Dusky sunbird
• Suimanga oscuro

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Nectariniidae
Genus:Cinnyris
Species:C. fuscus

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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Euplectes orix

• Southern red bishop / red bishop
• Obispo rojo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Ploceidae
Genus:Euplectes
Species:E. orix

Middleburg, South Africa

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Sciurus carolinensis

Indigenous to North America and introduced by Cecil John Rhodes to Cape Town around the turn of the 19th-20th Century.

• Eastern gray squirrel / Grey squirrel
• Ardilla de las Carolinas / ardilla gris de las Carolinas / ardilla gris oriental / ardilla del este

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Sciuridae
Tribe:Sciurini
Genus:Sciurus

The Company’s Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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Bostrychia hagedash

• Hadada / hadeda ibis
• Ibis hadada

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Threskiornithidae
Genus:Bostrychia
Species:B. hagedash

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

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Struthio camelus australis

• South African ostrich / Cape ostrich / Southern ostrich
• Avestruz de cuello azul

Female specimen / ejemplar hembra

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Struthioniformes
Family:Struthionidae
Genus:Struthio
Species:S. camelus
Subspecies:S. c. australis

Middleburg, South Africa

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Baby egyptian goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus

• Egyptian goose
• Ganso del Nilo / ganso egipcio

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Alopochen
Species:A. aegyptiaca

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden,Cape Town, South Africa

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