Both Red-faced and Speckled Mousebirds were occasional sightings on the cliff path. Unfortunately we usually only saw them flying along, with their long tails trailing behind them.
This one stopped to perch but unfortunately not in a terribly exposed location.
(photo of original 35mm print)
Fuzzy head like spiked up hair, white in color. Dark body, brown with long tail feathers.
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.