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Speckled mousebird

Colius striatus

Description:

Speckled mousebird

Habitat:

City parklands

Notes:

This striking blue-eyed bird was feeding on nectar in trees in the parklands of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The bird belonged to a very active group of about 5 individuals. The bird’s body (tail not included) is about 15 cm long.

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4 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Thanks Alice!

Yes the name is a bit of a "let down"... but I'm so pleased it got identified so fast!
That tree was full of bird and insect activity. Will upload more soon.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Not a glamours name, but a glamorous bird! Also like the setting in the blossoming tree.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Thanks for confirming Sarah!

SarahHiteWhitt
SarahHiteWhitt 3 years ago

I agree. A speckled mousebird. I searched for a long while & finally found it.

Addis Abeba, አዲስ አበባ Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Lat: 9.02, Long: 38.75

Spotted on Oct 26, 2009
Submitted on Apr 13, 2011

Spotted for mission

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