Rufescent tiger heron

Tigrisoma lineatum

• Rufescent tiger heron
• Garza colorada / Garza-tigre colorada
Juvenil

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Tigrisoma
Species:T. lineatum

El Pinar, Canelones, Uruguay

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Rupornis magnirostris

• Roadside hawk
• Gavilán común

Scientific classification
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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Ready for take-off

Buteogallus meridionalis

• Aguilucho Colorado
• Savanna Hawk
• Gaviao-caboclo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Buteogallus
Species:B. meridionalis

Santa Ana, Canelones, Uruguay

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L I O N Q U E E N

Panthera leo

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Feliformia
Family:Felidae
Genus:Panthera
Species:P. leo

Bioparque “Washington Rodríguez Piquinela”, Durazno, Uruguay

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Tigrisoma lineatum

• Rufescent tiger heron
• Garza colorada / Garza-tigre colorada
Juvenil

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Tigrisoma
Species:T. lineatum

El Pinar, Canelones, Uruguay

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Friendship

Two lionesses (Panthera leo) enjoying the autumn sun.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Feliformia
Family:Felidae
Genus:Panthera
Species:P. leo

Bioparque “Washington Rodríguez Piquinela”, Durazno, Uruguay

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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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Caracara plancus

• Carancho
• Southern crested caracara

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Falconidae
Subfamily:Polyborinae
Genus:Caracara
Species:C. plancus

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Tringa melanoleuca

• Greater yellowlegs
• Playero patas amarillas grande

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Tringa
Species:T. melanoleuca

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Haematopus palliatus

• Ostrero común
• American oystercatcher

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Haematopodidae
Genus:Haematopus
Species:H. palliatus

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, Uruguay

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Tringa melanoleuca

• Greater yellowlegs
• Playero patas amarillas grande

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Tringa
Species:T. melanoleuca

Balneario Las Flores, Maldonado, 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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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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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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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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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

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

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Motacilla aguimp

• African pied wagtail / African wagtail
• Lavandera africana

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genus:Motacilla
Species:M. aguimp

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/22RB16W

Yummy!

The salt blocks are delicious!

Female Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros

• Kudu / Greater kudu
• Kudú mayor /Gran kudú

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Bovinae
Genus:Tragelaphus
Species:T. strepsiceros

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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

Attentive look

Equus burchelli

• Burchell’s Zebra, Damara zebra, Zululand zebra.
• Cebra de Burchell

Southern subspecies of the plains zebra.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Perissodactyla
Family:Equidae
Genus:Equus
Species:E. quagga
Subspecies:E. q. burchelli

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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