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Red-Faced Mousebird

Urocolius indicus

Description:

Little Warrior Bird!

Habitat:

Karoo-Scrub

Notes:

This is a social bird outside the breeding season, feeding together in small groups, normally of about half a dozen birds, but sometimes up to 15 or more. It engages in mutual preening and roosts in groups at night. It is more wary than other mousebirds. The Red-faced Mousebird has a whistled tsee-tee-tee call.

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Jared Hersch
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Jared Hersch

Prince Albert Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 15, 2013

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