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Cursorius temminckii 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Cursorius temminckii 
     
Old scientific name :   Cursorius temmincki temmincki 
     
French name :   Courvite de Temminck
     
English name :   Temminck's Courser
     
Vernacular name :  
Kialomwa (Kiluba-PNU )
 
 

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Description :   A rufous bird with a black-and-white line extending back from the eye and forming a collar.  
     
Habitat :   Quite common in Katanga. Likes grassy savannah and large open spaces especially when they have been burnt.  
     
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Life history :   Nests here during the dry season. Eggs are laid on the ground itself and are checked without being really sat on (this being done by the sun). 
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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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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