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Alcedo quadribrachys guentheri 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Alcedo quadribrachys guentheri 
     
Old scientific name :   Alcedo quadribrachys güntheri 
     
French name :   Martin-pêcheur azuré
     
English name :   Shining-blue Kingfisher
     
Vernacular name :  
Luabula (Kiluba-PNU) ; Kayombenganga (Kiluba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   This bird has two-toned blue upperparts and an entirely black bill.  
     
Habitat :   Close to the Half-collared Kinfisher, it also likes wooded streams. 
     
Behaviour :   Rectilinear flight, low over water.  
     
Diet :   Fish, insects and crustaceans.  
     
Life history :   Usually nests during the dry season in a gallery dug in a vertical riverbank. The young do not stop chirping which makes the nest easily spotted. Strangely, this chirping seem to keep predators away.  
     
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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