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Mountain Wheatear

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One of several fascinating aspects of birds and birdwatching is digging into the origin of bird names. Some names are so logical and obvious that it really doesn’t take rocket science to work them out. A good example is the Bokmakierie. The name itself, as far as I know, has no particular meaning; but when you hear one of them sing, you recognise the origin immediately. An equally apt and logically descriptive name

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