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Neotis denhami jacksoni 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Neotis denhami jacksoni 
     
Old scientific name :   Neotis cafra jacksoni 
     
French name :   Outarde de Denham
     
English name :   Denham's or Stanley's Bustard
     
Vernacular name :  
Kitondwe (Kiluba-PNU) ; Kangambushi, kibuku (Kibemba)
 


 

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Description :   This heavy bird is quite common on the katangese high plateaus. During nuptial display, male inflates its throat and forms a balloon of white feathers.  
     
Habitat :   We think that the katangese bird remain here from May to October and than migrate to the equator during teh rainy season.  
     
Behaviour :   When alarmed, immediately takes off.  
     
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Life history :   Its nidification in Katanga still has to be confirmed.  
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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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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