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Speckled mousebird

Colius striatus

Description:

These birds are highly social, feeding and roosting together and engaging in mutual preening. They often dust bathe and occasionally eat soil. Photos show before, during and after dust bathing.

Habitat:

Nairobi National Park

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5 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Our guide wasn't much of a bird person. He was awesome about finding anything else we were excited about.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

I think the park is well worth a visit. Several years ago, I went with a tour company when I had a little time and found it less satisfying; we zipped through the park and when some fellow guests wanted to leave early to get to the airport, the visit was cut short. This time, I got a taxi to take me both days and the drivers were very nice about stopping whenever I wanted (and it wasn't that expensive). In fact, the drivers got enthusiastic and started helping me spot birds and animals!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Love these guys. So cute! I really wanted to do a drive thru NNP but our tour company talked us out of it. Said it wasn't "worth" it. Next time!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

I was working in Kenya but had time off the day after I arrived and the day I left so I used it to go the National Park! I have more spottings and am working through them all. :)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing! Were you on an educational trip to kenya? or on Safari?

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

Nairobi, Kenya

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012

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