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Smithornis capensis albigularis 

Actual scientific name :   Smithornis capensis albigularis 
Old scientific name :   Smithornis capensis albigularis 
French name :   Faux Gobemouche ą gros bec
English name :   African Broadbill
Vernacular name :  
Kimbiėta (Kiluba-PNU) ; katala ka mpata (Tshiluba)

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Description :   Male is characterised by its black cap (female has a dark cap) and its heavily streaked white underparts.  
Habitat :   Likes dense wooded areas along rivers or mountainous forests.  
Behaviour :   Very discreet, it is noticed during its short circular display flight. Then, its white rump is fluffed out and visible. When alarmed, it can remain immobile for a long time. During its circular flight, it emits a frog-like noise. This noise is produced mechanically by the air passing through the wings' feathers.  
Diet :   Small insects caught in flight. 
Life history :   Nidification takes place at the end of the dry season, sometimes during the rainy season.  
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