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Zoothera piaggiae tanganjicae 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Zoothera piaggiae tanganjicae 
     
Old scientific name :   Geokichla piaggiae piaggiae 
     
French name :   Grive terrestre du Ruwenzori
     
English name :   Abyssinian Ground-Thrush
     
Vernacular name :  
Mukumbie (Kiluba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   Head and underparts are orange-brown. White eye-ring. Lacks black markings on the face.  
     
Habitat :   Rare bird that inhabits bamboo's forests on the Kabobo mount at over 2000 m of altitude.  
     
Behaviour :   Forages on the ground. 
     
Diet :   Fruits, insects and mollusks.  
     
Life history :   In Katanga, nidification takes place in October.  
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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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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