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Urocolius indicus mossambicus 

Actual scientific name :   Urocolius indicus mossambicus 
Old scientific name :   Urocolius indicus lualabae 
French name :   Coliou quériva
English name :   Red-faced Mousebird
Vernacular name :  
Kaketo (Kiluba-PNU)


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Description :   Distinguished by a greyer plumage than the Speckled Mousebird and especially by its red facial patch around the eye.  
Habitat :   Quite rare in Katanga. Frequents rather arid biotopes populated with acacias and bushes.  
Behaviour :   Flight is faster than its cousin's.  
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Life history :   Nidification takes place during the second half of the dry season.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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