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Tchagra senegalus armena 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Tchagra senegalus armena 
     
Old scientific name :   Tchagra senegala armena 
     
French name :   Tchagra à tête noire
     
English name :   Black-crowned Tchagra
     
Vernacular name :  
Mbuyi wa tshiovo, tshiowa (Tshiluba) ; mupulupulu (Kiluba) ; mubikile chowa (Kibemba)
 


 

Zoology
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Description :   Light head marked with black eye stripes and crown, brown back, rufous wings with black-tipped wing feathers and dark srtiated tail.  
     
Habitat :   The most common tchagras of Katanga. Seen where there are bushes, groves and even forest as long as the ground covered by grass.  
     
Behaviour :   Characteristic call.  
     
Diet :   Insectivorous.  
     
Life history :   Display flight starts with an ascent with wing flapping and call, followed by a spiral descent. Nidification takes place all year around with a preference for the beginning of the rainy season. Nest is placed quite close to the ground.  
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

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