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Creatophora cinerea 

Actual scientific name :   Creatophora cinerea 
Old scientific name :   Creatophora cinerea 
French name :   Etourneau caronculé
English name :   Wattled Starling
Vernacular name :  
Kambwimema (Kiluba)


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Description :   Light bird with grey back, creamy belly, black wings and short black tail. Breedin b
male has a black head with bright yellow cheeks and black wattles.  
Habitat :   Typically african bird, it is widely spread in Katanga without being common. It seems to migrate from here towards the South, leaving us during the rainy season.
Prefers grassy or bushy savannas.  
Behaviour :   Often in flocks of around ten individuals.  
Diet :   Feeds on the ground, mainly on insects. Follows grasshopers clouds.  
Life history :   Sometimes mass breed where they find clouds of grasshopers who are trying to breed. They abandon nests and broods if grasshopers' clouds move. Nidification here usually takes place from September to December.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

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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