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Prionops alberti 

Actual scientific name :   Prionops alberti 
Old scientific name :   Prionops alberti 
French name :   Prionops du Roi Albert
English name :   Yellow-crested Helmet Shrike
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Description :   Entirely black with bright yellow forehead and orange eye-ring.  
Habitat :   This exceptional bird only exists in the high  
Behaviour :   Its way of hunting differs from that of other prionops. Does not cover the forest but hunts from a perch, dives towards its prey and comes back to the same perch. Can be seen in groups of up to twenty individuals.  
Diet :   Insectivorous.  
Life history :   Nests during the rainy season. 
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