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Malaconotus viridis viridis 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Malaconotus viridis viridis 
     
Old scientific name :   Telophorus viridis viridis 
     
French name :   Pie-grièche verte
     
English name :   Gorgeous Bushshrike
     
Vernacular name :  
Kase, Kisepesepe (Kiluba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   This magnificent bird is distinguished from its cousin by the lack of grey on its head. Green upperparts, bright red chin and chest, black breast band and yellow belly.  
     
Habitat :   Absent from the Tanganyika's banks and from the boot.  
     
Behaviour :   Very difficult to observe, usually located thanks to its call.  
     
Diet :   Insectivorous. 
     
Life history :   Very little is known about this bird's reproduction. Here, birds with sexually active gonads have been found in September. 
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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Warning :

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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