Speckled Mousebird
Colius striatus
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The speckled mousebird is common in moister habitats. As these photos show, there is variation in the color of the body, bare areas and eyes and the neck may show fine bars. All mousebirds have reversible 1st and 4th toes allowing them to perch, hang and grasp easily. The 2nd row photo (Mbagala-Dar es Salaam, 7-20) is courtesy of Prashant Ghorpade; the left 3rd row, Ibwera-Bukoba (8-21), courtesy Paul Edwards. The juvenile with adults and watermellow was seen at Gibbs Farm (4-04). The other photos were taken in Olasiti, Arusha NP, Tarangire NP, Marangu, Simba Farm-West Kilimanjaro and Mkungunero. Click the photo above to see 21 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Roger Zimmerman, Michael Lund Markussen, Anne Outwater
Stefan Hitz, Karine Van der Vurst, Prashant Ghorpade, Paul Edwards

Last Update this page: 9-01-21