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Lanius collaris capelli 

Actual scientific name :   Lanius collaris capelli 
Old scientific name :   Lanius collaris humeralis 
French name :   Pie-Grièche fiscale à dos noir
English name :   (Common) Fiscal Shrike
Vernacular name :  
Mususuli (Kiluba) ; mulumba bidiadia; ntongoma (Tshiluba); Kitengwe (Kitabwa)


Call :  
Description :   Black upperparts, white underparts white wing bar and a hooked bill at the tip.  
Habitat :   The most common shrike of Katanga.  
Behaviour :   Prefers habitats with thinned out trees at the border of bare areas. Often seen perched at the edge of plains on lookout posts. Dashes towards the ground in the pursuit of insects. Distinguished from white and black boubous by its behaviour as it is less shy.  
Diet :   Insectivorous.  
Life history :   Breeds at the end of the dry season.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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