Definition of gymnogene in English:
A name used in Africa for the harrier hawk.
- Other commonly-seen species include gymnogenes, black shouldered kites and forest and mountain buzzards.
- The Lodge has a wonderful relaxing ambiance and the highlights of the day may be a herd of elephants slurping water out of the reservoir or a pair of gymnogenes wheeling in the thermals above you.
- Bridwatchers may be lucky enough to spot the gymnogenes that circle the village in search of prey or to the shy Bokmakierie that can often be heard calling early in the morning.
late 19th century: from modern Latin Gymnogenys (former genus name), literally 'bare-chinned'.
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