Big yawn!

Late afternoon, a wild ‘south american sea lion’ (Otaria flavescens) yawning at the harbour.

• South american sea lion / patagonian sea lion
• Lobo marino de un pelo

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Subfamily:Otariinae
Genus:Otaria
Species:O. flavescens

Puerto de Piriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay

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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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/267gDEk

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/23mqKeh

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/261sX1C

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/265fHBH

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24X2kjW

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24T5bW1

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25VMubB

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/GgwTqn

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/HMLArY

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25Jx2X9

Hartlaub’s Gull

Chroicocephalus hartlaubii

• Hartlaub’s gull / king gull
• Gaviota plateada sudafricana / gaviota de Hartlaub

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Chroicocephalus
Species:C. hartlaubii

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24nd7ev

Spheniscus demersus

• African penguin / jackass penguin / black-footed penguin
• Pingüino de El Cabo / pingüino africano / pingüino de anteojos

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Sphenisciformes
Family:Spheniscidae
Genus:Spheniscus
Species:S. demersus

Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town, South Africa
Part of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25EpWcQ

Orange-breasted sunbird (juvenile)

Anthobaphes violacea

• Orange-breasted sunbird (juvenile)
• Suimanga pechinaranja / Nectarina de pecho anaranjado (juvenil)

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Nectariniidae
Genus:Anthobaphes
Species:A. violacea

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/HxUuKA

Pycnonotus capensis

• Cape bulbul / Cape geelgat
• Bulbul de El Cabo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Pycnonotidae
Genus:Pycnonotus
Species:P. capensis

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25C1Riu

Stigmochelys pardalis

• Leopard tortoise
• Tortuga leopardo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Suborder:Cryptodira
Family:Testudinidae
Genus:Stigmochelys
Species:S. pardalis

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, northeastern South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/HxKtR9

Blue wildebeest profile

Connochaetes taurinus

• Blue wildebeest, common wildebeest, brindled gnu
• Ñu azul

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Alcelaphinae
Genus:Connochaetes
Species:C. taurinus

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/G2wFUF

Elephant family

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

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/22VQJmN

Stigmochelys pardalis

• Leopard tortoise
• Tortuga leopardo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Suborder:Cryptodira
Family:Testudinidae
Genus:Stigmochelys
Species:S. pardalis

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/G2aLez

Jackass penguins

Spheniscus demersus

• African penguin / jackass penguin / black-footed penguin
• Pingüino de El Cabo / pingüino africano / pingüino de anteojos

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Sphenisciformes
Family:Spheniscidae
Genus:Spheniscus
Species:S. demersus

Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town, South Africa

Part of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/G2aFwZ

Arctocephalus pusillus

Cape Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) colony on Duiker Island

• Cape fur seal / Brown fur seal / South African fur seal
• Lobo marino sudafricano / Lobo de El Cabo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Clade:Pinnipedia
Family:Otariidae
Genus:Arctocephalus
Species:A. pusillus

Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/24xg7Ff

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

The Company’s Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Hu2gxy

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

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/25y7ehU

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