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Lamprotornis chalybaeus sycobius 

Actual scientific name :   Lamprotornis chalybaeus sycobius 
Old scientific name :   Lamprocolius chalybaeus sycobius 
French name :   Merle métallique à oreillons bleus
English name :   Greater Blue-eared (Glossy) Starling
Vernacular name :  
Mukambukambu,mukua mbuyi,mukuadongolo (Tshiluba) ; Lihole (Kiluba) ; liole (Kilamba) mukwela, mukwishikwishi (Kibemba)

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Description :   Glossy green and blue with very dark blue broad mask. Eye is light yellow, almost white. Blue belly.  
Habitat :   Typical in slightly wooded savannas with bare ground.  
Behaviour :   Gregarious bird moving in large flocks, they spend the night in dormitories. Very noisy due to their call but also to their wings when thay fly.  
Diet :   Mainly berries and fruits. 
Life history :   Nidification takes place from September to December.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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