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Tchagra minutus anchietae 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Tchagra minutus anchietae 
     
Old scientific name :   Antichromus minutus anchietae 
     
French name :   Tchagra des marais
     
English name :   Marsh Tchagra
     
Vernacular name :  
Mbuyi wa tshiovo, tshiowa (Tshiluba) ; mupulupulu (Kiluba) ; mubikile chowa (Kibemba)
 


 

Zoology
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Description :   Black cap, white cheeks, chin and throat, creamy underparts, rufous back and black tail. Female has a white eyebrow stripe. 
     
Habitat :   Inhabits grassy savannas with marshy tendencies. Particularly likes tall grasses along which it climbs. Common in Katanga but not numerous in its habitat.  
     
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Life history :   Nest is placed quite close to the ground, sometimes wove along a twig. Nidification takes place here during the rainy season, from September to March.  
     
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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