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Halcyon malimbica malimbica 

Actual scientific name :   Halcyon malimbica malimbica 
Old scientific name :   Halcyon malimbica malimbica 
French name :   Martin-pêcheur à poitrine bleue
English name :   Blue-breasted Kingfisher
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Description :   Wings are black and there is a blue band on its breast.  
Habitat :   This forest bird lives in the equatorial forest. Only one capture was made in Katanga at Kasaji in Lunda land.  
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Diet :   Insects, amphibians and small birds. Sometimes dives in the water to catch fish.  
Life history :   Nests in trees.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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