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Rhinoptilus chalcopterus 

Actual scientific name :   Rhinoptilus chalcopterus 
Old scientific name :   Rhinoptilus chalcopterus albofasciatus 
French name :   Courvite à ailes bronzées
English name :   Bronze-winged Courser
Vernacular name :  
Kialomwa, Kasasakolekole (Kiluba-PNU )

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Description :   Larger than the Temminck's Courser, this bird is distinguished by its purplish legs and by the black bar present across its breast. 
Habitat :   Likes the same steppic habitats as its cousin but, unlike the Temminck's Courser, it does not avoid bushy areas.
Nocturnal, it is not rare in Katanga between May and November. 
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