Birds and Trees List: English - Sesotho sa Leboa

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Redbilled Firefinch
Redbilled Hornbill
Redbilled Oxpecker
Redbilled Quelea
Redbilled Woodhoopoe
Redbreasted Swallow
Red bushwillow
Redchested Cuckoo
Redcrested Korhaan
Red currant
Redeyed Dove
Redfaced Mousebird
Redfronted Tinker Barbet
Redheaded Finch
Redheaded Weaver
Red ivory
Red-leaved fig
Redwinged Starling
River bushwillow
Rock Kestrel
Rock Pigeon
Round-leaved saucer-berry
Rufousnaped Lark
Russet bushwillow
Sabota Lark
Sandpaper raisin
Savanna gardenia
Scalyfeathered Finch
Scarletchested Sunbird
Scented thorn

Redcrested Korhaan [237] (bird) Mmamotšhitô, Mosweleswele (Eupodotis ruficrista)

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The data for the common bird* and tree** names in Northern Sotho were kindly provided by Prof. L.J. Louwrens.

The reference numbers between square brackets at bird names are known as Roberts numbers; the reference numbers at tree names are taken from the national tree list of South Africa.

Scientific botanical names are shown in italics.

* Louwrens, L.J. 2004. On the generic nature of common Northern Sotho bird names: a probe into the cognitive systematization of indigenous knowledge. South African Journal of African Languages 24(2): 95–117.

** Louwrens, L.J. 2001. Reduplication in Northern Sotho plant names and the cognitive salience of life forms. South African Journal of Ethnology 24(4): 147–160.


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