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Here you can browse through and learn about 644 different birds from all around the world. From Abyssinian Ground Hornbill to Zebra Finch, you'll discover a wide variety of colorful birds in all shapes and sizes. We add new birds all the time, so make sure to check back regularly or follow us on our blog or Facebook for the latest updates.

Bird of the Day Friday 29 April

Namaqua Dove

Namaqua Dove

Family: Pigeons & Doves
Also known as: Cape Dove, Long-tailed Dove, Masked Dove
The Namaqua Dove is a tiny pigeon which is widespread across Africa south of the Sahara Desert and Madagascar. Its range also extends into the Arabian peninsula and southern Israel and Jordan. Namaqua... More

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