You're viewing this item in the new Europeana website. View this item in the original Europeana.

Colius striatus Gmelin: COLIIDAE: speckled mousebird

The speckled mousebird is perhaps the most common and largest of the Coliiformes. Its soft, hair-like body feathers, the way it scurries along tree branches searching for fruit and buds and its gregarious roosts contribute to mouse-like habits. - -