Blue-naped Mousebird
Urocolius macrourus
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The distinctive call of the blue-naped mousebird is well illustrated in the recordings. All of the slideshow photos are adults: note the iridescent blue nape, long narrow tail, red eye mask and the black-tipped red bill. The left 4th row photo (Mererani, 2-20) is courtesy of Alex Rees. The right 5th row bird was seen at Lake Chala (4-11), courtesy of Lynn Waltenberg. The others were seen at Engikaret, Kia Lodge, Lake Manyara, Olasiti, Shambarai swamp and Ngutukoiti. Click the photo above to see 9 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Lyn Waltenberg, Alex D'Ambrosio, Mike Graham, Alex Rees, A.P.Hardecker

Last Update this page: 1-02-23