Category Archive: Birds

Ostrich Facts

Name: Ostrich Scientific Name: Struthio camelus Local Names: Jìminaa (Hausa), Nyaluhundo (Bena), Kergyégu (Kanuri), The feathers of adult males are mostly black with a white tail. Females and young males are greyish-brown and white. The head and neck nearly bare with a thin layer of down. The legs of the ostrich are bare skin and …

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Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Saddle-Billed Stock

Name: Saddle-Billed Stork (or Saddlebill) Scientific Name: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Local Names: Shààmuwaa (Hausa) A saddle-billed stork’s head, neck, back, wings, and tail are iridescent black. The rest of the body and primary flight feathers being white. The massive bill is red with a black band and a yellow frontal shield (the “saddle”). The legs and …

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