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Turdus pelios stormsi 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Turdus pelios stormsi 
     
Old scientific name :   Turdus olivaceus stormsi 
     
French name :   Grive grisātre
     
English name :   African Thrush
     
Vernacular name :  
Kisaleto (Kiluba) ; tshienda pa malamba; tshitalanganza (Tshiluba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   Differs from other thrushes in having grey rather than rufous underparts, yellow beak and lacking coloured eye-ring.  
     
Habitat :   Very common in Katanga.  
     
Behaviour :   Likes open areas and plantations. Does not fear human proximity.  
     
Diet :   Insects, fruits and snails that the bird break on stones.  
     
Life history :   Nidification takes place at the beginning of the rainy season.  
     
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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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