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Onychognathus tenuirostris theresae 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Onychognathus tenuirostris theresae 
     
Old scientific name :   Onychognathus tenuirostris theresae 
     
French name :   Etourneau de montagne bec court
     
English name :   Slender-billed Chestnut-winged Starling
     
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Description :   Characterised by its long pointy tail and the red in its wings. 
     
Habitat :   More mountainous than O. walleri, it mainly likes wtarefalls and torrents. In Katanga, it is only found on the Mount Kabobo.  
     
Behaviour :   In the evening, they sleep in groups at altitudes that are higher than the ones at which they forage.  
     
Diet :   Feed on insects and berries but also on mollusks.  
     
Life history :   Nest is placed in rocks or under waterfalls. Nidification takes place during the dry season. Duvet cover is thick and protects them against the cold.  
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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