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Tchagra australis souzae 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Tchagra australis souzae 
     
Old scientific name :   Tchagra australis souzae 
     
French name :   Tchagra à tête brune
     
English name :   Brown-headed Tchagra
     
Vernacular name :  
Mbuyi wa tshiovo, tshiowa (Tshiluba) ; mupulupulu (Kiluba) ; mubikile chowa (Kibemba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   Light brown back, darker brown head. Wings are rufous brown with dark-tipped wing feathers. Underparts are off-white. Black eye stripe, white eyebrow and brown crown. Dark tail is striated.  
     
Habitat :   Inhabits dry savannas covered with a few bushes or bushy outbreaks.  
     
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Diet :   Insectivorous. 
     
Life history :   Reproduction takes place during the rainy season. Display flight consists of an ascent with wing flapping and call, followed by a dive. 
     
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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