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Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris 
     
Old scientific name :   Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris 
     
French name :   Martin-chasseur (ou halcyon)à tête grise
     
English name :   Grey-headed (Greyhooded) Kingfisher
     
Vernacular name :  
Sungununwa (Kiluba-PNU) ; mutoku (Kitshok) ; nkolowela (Lunda) ; akansubukila (Kibemba)
 


 

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Description :   Distinguished by its light grey head and its chestnut belly.  
     
Habitat :   This bird is an intra-african migrator and is not pledged to water. In Katanga, it is mostly seen from September to June.  
     
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Diet :   Insectivorous, it mostly catches large grasshopers.  
     
Life history :   Nests here in October and November. Nidification usually takes place in a gallery dug in a bank.  
     
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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