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Onychognathus morio rueppelli 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Onychognathus morio rueppelli 
     
Old scientific name :   Onychognathus morio shelleyi 
     
French name :   Etourneau bec robuste (ou morio)
     
English name :   Red-winged Starling
     
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Zoology
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Description :   Bill is robust and tail is quite long. Flight feathers are red and eye is dark.  
     
Habitat :   In Katanga, only known from the Marungu along the rocky banks in the South-West of the lake Tanganyika.  
     
Behaviour :   Sleep in rocky slopes but sometimes get used to human buldings. Gragrious birds moving in noisy flocks sometimes over long distances.  
     
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Life history :   In Katanga, nidification takes place from September to January.  
     
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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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