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Laniarius aethiopicus major 

Actual scientific name :   Laniarius aethiopicus major 
Old scientific name :   Laniarius ferrugineus mossambicus 
French name :   Gonolek d'Abyssinie
English name :   Tropical Boubou
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Description :   Entirely black above and off-white below. Wing is barred with a white band.  
Habitat :   Quite rare in Katanga, it is only seen around the lake Tanganyika.  
Behaviour :   Sings in duet with its female.  
Diet :   Mainly insectivorous. 
Life history :   In Katanga, nidification takes place in December. 
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