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Tockus nasutus epirhinus 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Tockus nasutus epirhinus 
     
Old scientific name :   Tockus nasutus caffer 
     
French name :   Petit calao bec noir
     
English name :   African Grey Hornbill
     
Vernacular name :  
Lukwekwe (Kiluba) ; lukwekwe (Kitabwa) ; cikwekwe (Kitshok); monkwekwe (Lingala)
 


 

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Description :   It is the only hornbill of the region to have a dark bill with a creamy stripe at the base and a dark casque. Plumage is dark grey on the back and head. Belly is white. In flight, it shows a white band on the back.  
     
Habitat :   Common in Katanga, it migrates towards the north during the rainy season.  
     
Behaviour :   Often move in flocks of up to 20 individuals.  
     
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Life history :   Nidification takes place here at the end of the dry season. As for almost all the hornbills, the female is walled up in the nest by the male who feeds her.  
     
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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