• Mousebirds

    16 days ago - By Ornithology

    Mousebirds, sometimes called Colies, and found only in sub-Saharan Africa, are so named for their mousy color and their behavior as they move gingerly through the vegetation searching for food and scurry along the ground between bushes. Slender greyish or brownish birds with soft, hairlike body feathers, crests, curved claws, and stubby bills, mousebirds are typically about 5 inches long, with a thin tail longer than the body. They feed on berries, fruit and buds, often hanging upside down.
    Speckled Mousebird
    The typical perching bird has four toes, three forward and one back; this...
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