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Colius striatus congicus 

Actual scientific name :   Colius striatus congicus 
Old scientific name :   Colius striatus congicus 
French name :   Coliou striť
English name :   Speckled Mousebird
Vernacular name :  
Mulama (Kiluba-PNU) ; mulama (Tshiluba) ; kuwe, mwale, musosomba (Kibemba) ; sonkwe, mulama (Kiluba)


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Description :   This brown bird has a long tail, an erectile crest and a black facial patch around the eye.  
Habitat :   Savannahs.  
Behaviour :   Mousebirds are typically african. Thsi very agile bird looks for its food by taking acrobatic positions, upside down, along creepers that are carrying fruits. Often seen in groups. Flight is straight and weak.  
Diet :   Frugivorous. Common in gardens were they cause damages in fruit trees, especially pawpaw trees and guava trees.  
Life history :   Nests in Katanga during the second half of the dry season.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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