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Today we shall be looking at common birds in Nigeria.
1) Laughing dove (Spicopelia senegalensis): The laughing dove is a small pigeon that is a resident breeder in Sub-Saharan Africa , the Middle East east to the Indian Subcontinent . This small long-tailed dove is found in dry scrub and semi-desert habitats where pairs can often be seen feeding on the ground. A rufous and black chequered necklace gives it a distinctive pattern and is also easily distinguished from other doves by its call. Other names include palm dove and Senegal dove while in India the name of the little brown dove is often used.
2) Cattle Egret (Bubulcus Ibis): The cattle egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus , although some authorities regard two of its subspecies as full species, the western cattle egret and the eastern cattle egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta , it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea . Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world in the last century.
3) Pied Crow (corvus albus): The pied crow is a l widely distributed African bird species in the crow genus.
4) Sunbird (Cinnyris pulchella)
5) Fire finchers: The firefinches (Lagonosticta ) are a genus of bird in the Estrildidae family. There are 11 species of fire finchers.
6) Bulbul ranges
7) Northern grey-headed sparrow
8) Tree sparrow: until the day I see another bird overtake this bird in the air, I will continue to call this beauty The fastest bird in the world.
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