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Mousebird, White-headed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Colius leucocephalus
Africa, East Africa, Global, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Tanzania Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be local and relatively uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2001). ...
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It is 32 cm long with the long, graduated tail accounting for over half of this. The plumage is mainly greyish with black and white barring on the back, neck and breast. It has a white crest, crown and cheeks. There is a white stripe down the back which becomes visible when the bird flies. Around the eye is a patch of dark, bare skin. The bill is bluish-white above and buff below. In juvenile birds, the throat and breast are buff. The northern subspecies (C. l. turneri) is darker than the southern form (C. l. leucocephalus). ...
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