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Grey-crested Helmetshrike

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Alternate name
Prionops poliolophus Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Prionopidae Family
24-26 cm Length
Tropical dry shrubland & dry savanna, between, 1,200 & 2200 m. Occurs in:- Kenya & Tanzania. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 4 eggs per clutch, more than one clutch may be laid in the same nest, incubation by all group members, 16 to 18 days. Clutch
Arthropods, larvae. Food  
Gregareous and co-operative breeders Habits
6166 World Number
Near Threatened Status

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