Speckled Mousebird - Colius striatus

Length 11.8-14.2 in (30.0-36.0 cm)
Weight 1.3-2.8 oz (36-80 g)
Clutch Size 1-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

There are seventeen subspecies of Speckled Mousebirds that are found throughout much of Africa. They are the largest of the mousebirds and can breed anytime of the year. Diet includes mainly fruit but also eat flowers, nectar and some insects.

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