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Lanius minor 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Lanius minor 
     
Old scientific name :   Lanius minor 
     
French name :   Pie-Grièche à poitrine rose
     
English name :   Lesser Grey Shrike
     
Vernacular name :  
Mususuli (Kiluba) ; mulumba bidiadia; ntongoma (Tshiluba); Kitengwe (Kitabwa)
 
 

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Description :   Quite similar to L. mackinnoni with grey upperparts, dark wing and tail, white belly. Differs in having a black mask that encompasses the forehead. 
     
Habitat :   Migratory bird coming from Europe, it is present in Katanga in October-November on its way down to the south and in March-April when it goes back north.  
     
Behaviour :   Like arid landscapes as long as a perch can be found here and there.  
     
Diet :   Insectivorous.  
     
Life history :   Does not nest in Africa.  
     
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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