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Eupodotis melanogaster melanogaster 

Actual scientific name :   Eupodotis melanogaster melanogaster 
Old scientific name :   Lissotis melanogaster melanogaster 
French name :   Outarde ventre noir
English name :   Black-bellied Bustard or Korhaan
Vernacular name :  
Ntuba (Tshiluba) ; kachola-mashindi, chiswaswa (Lunda) ; isebe, mwilesebe, Namungwa, kunkulushia (Kibemba) ; Mwinesebe (Kizela) ; tuba (Kiluba)


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Description :   Male is distinguished by the black forneck and belly.  
Habitat :   Of the three bustards that can be seen in Katanga, it is the commonest. Bustards like to frequent grassy savannahs' open plains.  
Behaviour :   Its kibemba name means "the one that displaces its eggs". Ornithologists should establish the veracity of this observation.  
Diet :   Insects and plants.  
Life history :   Nests on the ground, depositing its only egg on the bare ground.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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Fishing, hunting :   Used to be hunted by sportive hunters.  
Feeding :   Its meat is appreciated by europeans.  
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