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Tockus pallidirostris pallidirostris 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Tockus pallidirostris pallidirostris 
     
Old scientific name :   Tockus pallidirostris  
     
French name :   Calao Ó bec pÔle
     
English name :   Pale-billed Hornbill
     
Vernacular name :  
Lukwekwe (Kiluba) ; lukwekwe (Kitabwa) ; cikwekwe (Kitshok); monkwekwe (Lingala) ; Ngonga, lukoma, inghonga, mulongwe (Kibemba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   Differs from the African Grey Hornbill by having an ivory bill.  
     
Habitat :   Bird that is endemic to the miombo. Mainly found in the Western part of the province. Prefers more humid areas while the African Grey Hornbill prefers more arid regions.  
     
Behaviour :   Distinguished by its call "peepeepeepee" 
     
Diet :   Insects and fruits.  
     
Life history :   Nidification takes place at the end of the dry season from September to November. As for almost all hornbills, the female moults and is walled up during the incubation.  
     
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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