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Speckled Mousebird

Colius striatus

Description:

Such cute birds, striking long tail, fluffy grey tuft on their head, red legs, brown to grey bodies, and always in gossiping groups.

Habitat:

Very common down east Africa, in most woodland scrub areas, and very common in gardens and urban areas.

Notes:

I love these birds, they are another 'common' variety, but so much fun. Always in little groups and always skylarking about and chatting endlessly. They are really delightful to watch.

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2 Comments

MudWiggle
MudWiggle 5 years ago

Thank you, I love them, they are real characters, like parrots in disguise.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Another great series. Thanks for sharing these. They remind me of the Grey go-away-bird.

MudWiggle
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MudWiggle

Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2015

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