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Halcyon senegalensis cyanoleuca 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Halcyon senegalensis cyanoleuca 
     
Old scientific name :   Halcyon senegalensis cyanoleucus 
     
French name :   Martin-chasseur (ou halcyon) du Sénégal
     
English name :   Woodland Kingfisher
     
Vernacular name :  
Tereriba (Kiluba-PNU) ; musabula munene, ntelo, tshiema (Tshiluba) ; chimondo (Kibemba)
 


 

Zoology
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Description :   Has light blue upperparts, white belly, red upper mandible and black lower mandible.
Can be observed along river but is non-aquatic and feeds on the ground. Hardly ever dives in water.  
     
Habitat :   Very common in Katanga.  
     
Behaviour :   Intra-african migrator.  
     
Diet :   Insects, rodents, crustaceans, birds and amphibians.  
     
Life history :   Nests here during the rainy season in a nest built in a tree hole or sometimes placed at the botton of a tunnel dug in a river bank.  
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
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