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Serinus mennelli 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Serinus mennelli 
     
Old scientific name :   Poliospiza mennelli 
     
French name :   Serin oreillons noirs
     
English name :   Black-eared Seed-eater
     
Vernacular name :  
Bwalila (Kiluba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   Characterised by distinct black cheeks surrounded by a white line. Upperparts are streaked dark brown and chest is white streaked with light brown. Bill is light brown.  
     
Habitat :   Common in the marungu and in the South of the lake Tanganyika up to the Moero at altitudes between 1300 and 1700 m. Also found in the far South of the boot.  
     
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Diet :   Seeds.  
     
Life history :   Nidification takes place in the beginning of the rainy season but not during the most rainy months.  
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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Warning :

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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