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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

speckled mousebird Colius striatus

Date

September 26, 2011

Description

At Kolping house

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Blue-naped Mousebird Urocolius macrourus

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

March 8, 2015 09:34 AM AST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

martinahoelzllwg

Date

March 10, 2015

Description

We are lucky so see them almost every day in our garden. They usually come in a group of about 10.
The Inside Story: Speckled Mousebirds often look ruffled, scraggly and unkempt. That's because the outer parts of the feathers do not have barbules to keep the vane toghether.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

csavy

Date

June 9, 2014

Description

Note red legs of northern races.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 29, 2015 09:23 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

terathopius

Date

May 11, 2014 07:27 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 17, 2015 08:09 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

ronsavage

Date

January 3, 2015

Description

Several Observed

Photos / Sounds

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What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

joachim

Date

October 13, 2013

Photos / Sounds

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What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

muir

Date

November 30, 2014 12:52 AM CET

Photos / Sounds

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What

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Observer

joachim

Date

July 23, 2012

Place

Manyara (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus

Observer

joachim

Date

September 20, 2008
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Description from Wikipedia

The mousebirds are a small group of (possibly near passerine) birds, which have no known close affinities to other groups, though might be close to trogons and owls. The mousebirds are therefore given order status as Coliiformes. This group is confined to sub-Saharan Africa, and is the only bird order confined entirely to that continent. They had a wider range in prehistoric times and apparently evolved in Europe.

No range data available.