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The White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

The White-breasted Nuthatch is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecie...

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The Red-footed Booby

Sula sula

The Red-footed Booby, is a large seabird of the booby family, Sulidae. As suggested by the name, adults always have red feet, but the colour of the plumage varies. They are powerful and agile fliers, but they are clumsy in takeoffs and landings. They are found widely in the tropics, and breed colonially in coastal regions, especially islands.

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Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Subclass: Neornithes Infraclass: Neognathae Superorder: Neoaves Order: Passeriformes Suborder: Passeri Infraorder: Passerida Family: Paridae Genus: Baeolop...

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King Shag

Phalacrocorax carunculatus

Conservation status:

Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Pelecaniformes ...

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The Brenton Blue Butterfly

Orachrysops niobe

The Brenton Blue butterfly, Orachrysops niobe, was first discovered during a visit to Knysna 150 years ago, in 1858, by Roland Trimen, curator of the South African Museum in Cape Town. It was not seen again anywhere else until it was found again at Nature’s Valley in 1977 by Dr Jonathan Ball, a Cape Town radiologist and butterfly expert. Unfortunately,...

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