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Mould of MAKOMBO, born in Madanga
Mould of MAKOMBO, born in Madanga
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gold
gold
Gold occurs in exploitable quantities in various parts of Central Africa
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Straw-coloured fruit bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Surprisingly, the most common mammals in the montane forest are bats. In the canopy, the straw-coloured fruit bat feeds on the juice of fruit and the nectar of flowers. They play an important role in the pollination of many plant species. During the day, they sleep in colonies of several dozens to hundreds of thousands of animals; they become active during dusk.
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African fish-eagle
African fish-eagle
With its enormous protruding claws, the African fish eagle plucks fish from the water.
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African palm-swift
African palm-swift
The African palm swift (Cypsiurus parvus) is a small swift. It is very similar to the Asian palm swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis, and was formerly considered to be the same species.
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Recipient
Recipient
For water or fermented drinks.
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Mould made by A. Matton
Mould made by A. Matton
Mould made by A. Matton during his misson to Belgian Congo in 1911. The prints were made from a 'living model'. Chef Bateke, Kimbo, Central Congo.
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Blue-throated Roller
Blue-throated Roller
The blue-throated roller (Eurystomus gularis) is a species of roller in the family Coraciidae. It is found in central and western Africa.
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Banknote
Banknote
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