Speckled Mousebird

Colius striatus - Coliou rayé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coliiformes

  • Family
    :

    Coliidés

  • Genus
    :

    Colius

  • Species
    :

    striatus

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 36 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 50 à 57 g
Longevity

12 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus) is a species of bird in the Coliidae family.

Subspecific information 17 Subspecies

  • Colius striatus nigricollis (Ghana and Nigeria to sw Central African Republic and south to w Angola and sw DRCongo)
  • Colius striatus leucophthalmus (n DRCongo, se Central African Republic and sw Sudan)
  • Colius striatus leucotis (e Sudan, Eritrea and w and c Ethiopia)
  • Colius striatus hilgerti (sw Djibouti, ne Ethiopia and nw Somalia)
  • Colius striatus jebelensis (s Sudan, ne DRCongo and n Uganda)
  • Colius striatus mombassicus (s Somalia to ne Tanzania)
  • Colius striatus kikuyensis (c Kenya and n Tanzania)
  • Colius striatus cinerascens (w and c Tanzania)
  • Colius striatus affinis (e Tanzania to ne Zimbabwe and n Mozambique)
  • Colius striatus berlepschi (sw Tanzania to ne Zambia and Malawi)
  • Colius striatus kiwuensis (e DRCongo, c and s Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and nw Tanzania)
  • Colius striatus congicus (e Angola to s and se DRCongo and w Zambia)
  • Colius striatus simulans (c Mozambique and se Malawi)
  • Colius striatus integralis (ne South Africa, se Zimbabwe and s Mozambique)
  • Colius striatus rhodesiae (e Zimbabwe and w Mozambique)
  • Colius striatus minor (e South Africa and Swaziland)
  • Colius striatus striatus (s South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Coliou rayé,
  • Pájaro-ratón Común,
  • Rabo-de-junco-de-peito-barrado,
  • Braunflügel-Mausvogel,
  • csíkos egérmadár,
  • Bruine Muisvogel,
  • Uccello topo marezzato,
  • Vitkindad musfågel,
  • Brunmusfugl,
  • myšovec pásavý,
  • myšák hnědokřídlý,
  • Brun Musefugl,
  • täplähiiro,
  • Gevlekte Muisvoël,
  • ocell ratolí comú,
  • czepiga rudawa,
  • Бурокрылая птица-мышь,
  • チャイロネズミドリ,
  • 斑鼠鸟,
  • 點斑鼠鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) : Caves ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Urban Areas, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Sources of information

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