Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Mousebirds :: Speckled Mousebird

Speckled Mousebird Colius striatus

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Coly, Speckled Coly, Bar-breasted Mousebird
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Aberdares National Park, Kenya - Jun 11, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 19, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 19, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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C., E. and s. Africa;
(1) Ghana (Mole Game Park) and se. Nigeria (e. to Niger River and Jos Plateau), Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and w. Angola (Cabinda s. to n. Namibe) to sw. Zaire and sw. Central African Republic.
(2) Se. Central African Republic, ne. Zaire and sw. Sudan.
(3) E. Sudan (Blue Nile) and w. Ethiopia.
(4) Ne. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and ex. nw. Somalia.
(5) Se. Sudan, C. and sw. Ethiopia.
(6) S. Sudan, ex. ne. Zaire and n. Uganda.
(7) E. Zaire (between Lake Albert and Lake Tanganyika), w. Uganda, Rwanda (Kivu Region) and Burundi.
(8) S. Uganda, w. Kenya and ex. nw. Tanzania.
(9) C. highlands on Mt. Marsabit and in the Chyulu Hills of e. Kenya and ne. Tanzania.
(10) S. Somalia, and coastal Kenya, and ne. Tanzania.
(11) Se. Zaire (Kasai Oriental e. to Lake Tanganyika) s. to ne. Angola and nw. Zambia.
(12) W. and s. Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro).
(13) Coastal e. Tanzania.
(14) S. Tanzania, Malawi and ne. Zambia.
(15) Ex. s. Malawi and c. Mozambique in the Zambezi River Valley.
(16) Highlands of e. Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique (Manica and Sofala).
(17) Se. Zimbabwe, s. Mozambique s. to Delagoa Bay and ne. South Africa (e. Transvaal and ne. Zululand).
(18) Ex. s. Mozambique and e. South Africa (most of Transvaal, Natal, Swaziland)
(19) S. South Africa (Cape Province e. to the Great Kei River).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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