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Salpornis spilonotus salvadori 

Actual scientific name :   Salpornis spilonotus salvadori 
Old scientific name :   Salpornis spilonota salvadorii 
French name :   Grimpereau tacheté d'Afrique
English name :   Spotted Creeper
Vernacular name :  
Lutonika (Kiluba)


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Description :   Looks like a sunbird with its siz and its curved bill. Upperparts are brown spotted with white, underparts are white streaked with fine grey lines.  
Habitat :   Quite common in Katanga. 
Behaviour :   Even if they look alike, this bird is not the same as the european creepers. Moves on trunks like woodpeckers but without leaning on its tail. 
Diet :   Insects captured along tree trunks.  
Life history :   Nest is placed high in trees on a horizontal branch. Nest here at the end of the dry season.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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