Because of its song â€œNgiuu, Ngiuu,â€ the Tembo people think that it is ill and about to die. It is also called â€œChitingaâ€ (= crown) because it has a crown on the head. It is a kingly bird. Edible.
Kizungu, B., et al. ETHNO-ORNITHOLOGY OF THE TEMBO IN EASTERN DRC (FORMER ZAIRE): PART ONE, KALEHE ZONE. African Study Monographs, 19(2): 103-113, October 1998