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Black-backed puffback (Dryoscopus cubla) in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Eastern saw-wing (Psalidoprocne orientalis) in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Amethyst sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina) collected in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Common bulbuls (Pycnonotus tricolor) in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Olive sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea) collected from the Mt. Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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A type of boubou from the genus Laniarius collected in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa. It is possible that the species is ferrugineus (common name is southern boubou) or it could be a species that is new to science.

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Olive bushshrike (Malaconotus olivaceus) collected in Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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Amethyst sunbird (Chalcomitra amethystina) collected in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Fork-tailed drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis) in Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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African black-headed oriole (Oriolus larvatus) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Lesser-striped swallow (Hirundo abyssinica) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Tropical boubous or bell shrikes (Laniarius aethiopicus) in Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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Olive sunbird (Cyanomitra olivacea) collected from the Mt. Gorongosa area in Mozambique, Africa.

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Golden-tailed woodpecker (Campethera abingoni) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Golden-tailed woodpecker (Campethera abingoni) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Yellow-fronted canary (Serinus mozambicus) from Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

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Red-billed firefinch or Senegal firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala rendalli) in Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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Emerald-spotted wood dove (Turtur chalcospilos) at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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Carpenter bee (Xylocopa sp.) from the high altitude rainforest from Mt. Gorongosa.

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A katydid (Enyaliopis petersi), a young nymph (juvenile)

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Sylvan katydid (Zabalius ophthalmicus) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Young nymph of a shield bug (Scutelleridae) collected in the Mt. Gorongosa range.

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Spriobolid millipedes; they sometimes are called “Mombasa train” in East Africa. Millipedes in this group produce defensive benzoquinones, compounds that have been demonstrated to have antibacterial and anti-tumor properties (they are also toxic, and for this reason millipedes have few natural enemies).”

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A grasshopper in the genus Acrida; it is a true grasshopper (family Acrididae), collected in the Mt. Gorongosa range.

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A whirligig beetle (Dineutes sp.) in the family Gyrinidae collected in Gorongosa National Park. They have compound eyes- divided into lower and upper halves, which give them perfect vision above and below the water surface.

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Immature freshwater crab (Potamonautes sp.) collected from Gorongosa National Park.

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Spectacled weavers (Ploceus ocularis) collected near the Field Museum’s base camp in the foothills of the Mount Gorongosa range.

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Common river frogs (Amietia angolensis) collected during the Bioblitz in the Mt. Gorongosa area.

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Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis) from Gorongosa National Park.

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Little free-tailed bats (Chaerephon pumilus) from Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park.

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Natal multimammate mice (Mastomys natalensis), trapped during the bioblitz, seem almost to be plotting their escape. Two of them had in fact disappeared into tall grass before a photograph could be taken. A couple of local kids ran into the field and came back with the mice in hand just a few moments later. Residents of Mount Gorongosa often hunt rodents for food.

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Purple-banded sunbird (Nectarinia bifasciata) at Chitengo Camp, in Gorongosa National Park.

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Brown-hooded kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris) collected at Chitengo Camp, in Gorongosa National Park.

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Blue waxbills (Uraeginthus angolensis) (awake or dozing off) are a common sight in Gorongosa’s dry, bushy grasslands. So far, nearly 400 bird species have been documented in the park.

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