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Dryoscopus cubla hamatus 

Actual scientific name :   Dryoscopus cubla hamatus 
Old scientific name :   Dryoscopus cubla hamatus 
French name :   Pie-Grièche cubla
English name :   Southern Puffback
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Description :   Black above and white below. There are white feathers on the back that the male puffs out to look like a pompon.
Female has a forehead speckled with white and and white supercilium.  
Habitat :   Very common in Katanga.  
Behaviour :   Not very shy and is easily observed when foraging in the trees.  
Diet :   Feeds mainly on caterpillars and insects.  
Life history :   Nest is place in a tree's fork at a certain height. Laying takes often place in the beginning of the rainy season.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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