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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Muscicapidae Genus: Copsychus Species: C. saularis Binomial name Copsychus saularis (Linnaeus, 1758) Main features: Large (20-23cm); bill black; legs grey. Male: Black head, breast and upperparts; underparts white; tail black with white outer feathers; bold white wingbars. Female: Back upperparts and breast replaced by dull dark […]

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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Coraciiformes Family: Halcyonidae Genus: Pelargopsis Species: P. capensis Binomial name Pelargopsis capensis (Linnaeus, 1766) Main features: The largest (37cm, 140-200g, females usually heavier); bill large (18-20cm) coral-red; upper parts blue; head brown; collar and underparts orange-yellow; feet red. Adult: As above. Genders look alike. Juvenile: Like the adult […]

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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae Genus: Anthus Species: A. richardi Binomial name Anthus richardi Vieillot, 1818 The Richard’s Pipit (Anthus richardi) is a medium-sized passerine bird which breeds in open grasslands in northern Asia. It is a long-distance migrant moving to open lowlands in southern Asia. It is a rare […]

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