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Speckled Mousebird

Colius striatus

Description:

Large light brown bird with a black eye patch, grey cheeks and a high crest.

Habitat:

Gather in large noisy flocks, a common urban backyard bird.

Notes:

Spotted in the garden of the Hotel des Milles Collines in Kigali, Rwanda (made famous by the movie Hotel Rwanda).

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2 Comments

takmeng.wong
takmeng.wong 9 years ago

The way it perches gives the impression that it is sitting amidst the branches, occasionally scurrying like a mouse from one branch to another, its long tail trailing for balance. Lives up to its name!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

what a pretty little thing!

takmeng.wong
Spotted by
takmeng.wong

Kigali, UMUJYI WA KIGALI, Rwanda

Spotted on Sep 18, 2006
Submitted on Jul 3, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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