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Lamprotornis acuticaudus acuticaudus 

Actual scientific name :   Lamprotornis acuticaudus acuticaudus 
Old scientific name :   Lamprocolius acuticaudus 
French name :   Merle métallique à longue queue
English name :   Sharp-tailed Glossy Starling
Vernacular name :  
Mukambukambu,mukua mbuyi,mukuadongolo (Tshiluba) ; Lihole (Kiluba) ; liole (Kilamba) mukwela, mukwishikwishi (Kibemba)


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Description :   Has a diagnostic wedge-shaped tail. Glossy green blue. Male has red eyes, female has orange eyes. Very dark eye stripe. 
Habitat :   Prefers more arid habitats than the Lesser Blue-eared starling who has almost the same distribution in Katanga. Seem to migrate.  
Behaviour :   Gregarious and noisy, especially in the evening when going back to gallery forests where they spend the night.  
Diet :   Mainly berries and fruits.  
Life history :   Nidification takes place in October.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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