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Lanius collurio collurio 

Actual scientific name :   Lanius collurio collurio 
Old scientific name :   Lanius collurio collurio 
French name :   Pie-Grièche écorcheur
English name :   Red-backed Shrike
Vernacular name :  
Mususuli (Kiluba) ; mulumba bidiadia; ntongoma (Tshiluba); Kitengwe (Kitabwa)


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Description :   Male has grey crown and nape, chestnut back, black tail, white neck, creamy belly and black eye stripe that gets larger towards the ear. Female has less contrasting colours. There are small crescent marks on the belly. The eye stripe is almost non-existent.  
Habitat :   Migratory bird from europe arriving in Katanga in October and leaving in March-April. Quite common. Prefers bushy habitats and plains.  
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Diet :   Insectivorous bird that has the habit, especially when it nests, to impale its prey on trees' spines.  
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