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Ptyrticus turdinus upembae 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Ptyrticus turdinus upembae 
     
Old scientific name :   Ptyrticus turdinus upembae 
     
French name :   Grive akalat dos roux
     
English name :   Thrush Babbler
     
Vernacular name :  
Katende (Kiluba)
 
 

Zoology
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Habitat :   Marshy woods and gallery forests. Found in the west of Katanga. The subspecies upembae is found in the Upemba park but also at Kasaji and at Kabinda in the Lomami.  
     
Behaviour :   Call resembles that of the oriole. Very discreet bird usually only detected through its call. 
     
Diet :   Feeds on insects caught on the ground. 
     
Life history :   It is thought that nidification takes place here from October to December.  
     
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