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Malaconotus blanchoti interpositus 

Actual scientific name :   Malaconotus blanchoti interpositus 
Old scientific name :   Malaconotus hypopyrrhus (blanchoti) interpositus 
French name :   Pie-grièche verte à tête grise
English name :   Grey-headed Bushshrike
Vernacular name :  
Kase, Kisepesepe (Kiluba)


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Description :   Larger than its cousins. Has a hooked and powerful bill. Head and nape are grey, back and tail are olive and underparts are of bright yellow with orange on the breast. There is a white spot between the eye and the bill.  
Habitat :   Common in Katanga but avoids areas tat are too arid. 
Behaviour :   Call is a rather charateristic soft whistle.  
Diet :   Hunts from a lookout post and attacks rather large prey (rodents, birds, lizards, insects). 
Life history :   Nests here in September and October. 
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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