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Phoeniculus purpureus marwitzi 

Actual scientific name :   Phoeniculus purpureus marwitzi 
Old scientific name :   Phoeniculus purpureus marwitzi 
French name :   Moqueur
English name :   Green (Redbilled) Wood-hoopoe
Vernacular name :  
Musekelampako, musekelela (Kibemba) ; musekelela (Kiluba)


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Description :   Typically african bird, it is characterised by its long tail, red bill and its bottle-green and blue plumage. The largest wood-hoopoe seen in Katanga.  
Habitat :   Often in groups, they are noisy and in constant movement.  
Behaviour :   Move along trunks like woodpeckers, they look for their food consisting of insects by introducing their long bills under trees' bark.  
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Life history :   In Katanga, nidification takes place right at the beginning of the dry season. These birds have a strong odour especially during reproduction.  
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