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Lamprotornis splendidus bailundensis 

Actual scientific name :   Lamprotornis splendidus bailundensis 
Old scientific name :   Lamprocolius splendidus bailundensis 
French name :   Grand merle métallique à œil blanc
English name :   Splendid Glossy Starling
Vernacular name :  
Mukambukambu,mukua mbuyi,mukuadongolo (Tshiluba) ; Lihole (Kiluba) ; liole (Kilamba) mukwela, mukwishikwishi (Kibemba)

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Description :   Head is green with off-white eyes and black cheeks. Wings are glossy green with violet gleams.  
Habitat :   Forest's bird found mainly in gallery forests and forests. Common in Katanga.  
Behaviour :   Migrate between the equatorial forest and the savanna that they frequent during the dry season. Gregarious and noisy birds.  
Diet :   fruits, berries and insects.  
Life history :   Laying here takes place from September to December. Nest is placed in a tree hole.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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