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Mousebird, Speckled
 
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Scientific Name:
Colius striatus
Location(s):
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Lesotho, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Nigeria, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and common (del Hoyo et al. 2001). ...
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Wikipedia
This bird is about 35 cm (14 inches) long, with the tail comprising approximately half the length, and weighs about 57 grams (2 oz). It is well-named, because it is dull-mousy brown in overall color on the back and on the head (including a prominent crest). The bill is black on the upper part and is a pinkish color on the lower part. The rare White-headed Mousebird can be confused with this species, but the differently colored mandibles and the lack of a bare grey orbital patch render the Speckled species distinctive. ...
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