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Bucorvus leadbeateri 

Actual scientific name :   Bucorvus leadbeateri 
Old scientific name :   Bucorvus cafer 
French name :   Calao terrestre de Leadbeater
English name :   Southern Ground Hornbill
Vernacular name :  
Mungombe (Kiluba-PNU) ; mumpundu (Lunda) ; gungu (Kitshok) ; mungomba (Kibemba)


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Description :   This black, turkey-sized bird has a large black decurved bill with a small casque. Red facial and throat patches. Both males and females have red wattles. In flight, it has white outer wings.  
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Behaviour :   Terrestrial birds, it frequent bushy savannahs in which it looks for grasshopers and small vertebrates it feeds on. Particularly looks for freshly burnt areas. Moves in small groups. Call is a loud "ooomph-ooomph" given early in the morning.  
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Life history :   Nidification takes place in a tree hole but unlike other hornbills, the female is not walled up in the nest.  
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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