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This LifeDesk about Afrotropical birds is based on the ornithological research and collections at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Tervuren, Belgium.

Combining such digital content was initially granted through a Rubenstein Fellowship and contributes to the goal of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL): http://eol.org/collections/9528 

The taxa selection is especially based on endemism and threat status of birds in the Congo Basin and surroundings, presence in the ornithological collection at the RMCA (especially its type specimens) and Louette’s research (such as on Accipiter raptors and Ploceus weavers) . 

Participants can contribute ornithological content, maintain their classification and bibliographic resources and upload images, among other activities.

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    Brachycope anomala (Male)
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