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Onychognathus walleri elgonensis 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Onychognathus walleri elgonensis 
     
Old scientific name :   Onychognethus walleri elgonensis 
     
French name :   Etourneau de montagne bec fin
     
English name :   Waller's Red-winged Starling
     
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Description :   Among the starlings with red wings, this bird has the shortest bill, the shortest and roundest tail. Glossy blue green. Female has a grey head.  
     
Habitat :   In Katanga, only found around the Mount Kabobo.  
     
Behaviour :   Arboreal bird that rarely go on the ground, feed on fruits and do not hesitate to chase other birds approaching the tree they feed on.  
     
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Life history :   Nest is placed in a tree hole at a certain height. Nidification period is not known.  
     
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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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