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Halcyon albiventris prentissgrayi 

Actual scientific name :   Halcyon albiventris prentissgrayi 
Old scientific name :   Halcyon albiventris orientalis 
French name :   Martin-chasseur(ou halcyon) à tête brune
English name :   Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Vernacular name :  
Sungununwa (Kiluba-PNU) ; mutoku (Kitshok) ; nkolowela (Lunda) ; akansubukila (Kibemba)


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Description :   Differs from the Striped Kingfisher by its larger size, its browner head and by its shiny all-red bill.  
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Diet :   Insectivorous bird, il likes open woodland and grassy plains with a few bushes on which it can perch to watch for its prey. One observation of this bird eating a snake was made.  
Life history :   Nidification usually takes place during the dry season, the nest being built at the bottom of a gallery dug in a river bank. However, cases of nidification in tree holes and during the rainy season are known from the Katanga. 
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