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Blue-naped Mousebird

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Urocolius macrourus Scientific name
Coliiformes Order
Coliidae Family
35cm Length
Dry savanna, grassland up to 1,900m in:- Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Gabon, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia. See`Map Habitat
Altitude
Range
Several females lay eggs, in the same nest and share duties. Clutch
Leaves, fruit, seeds, nectare and shoots. Food  
  Habits
1187 - TSN: 554670 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Blue-naped Mousebird Call of group
(Urocolius macrourus pulcher)
Allen T. Chartier XC18470
12-07-2000, Kenya  

AKA:- Czech: Myšák dlouhoocasý
Danish: Blånakket Musefugl
German: Blaunacken-Mausvogel
English: Blue naped Mousebird, Blue-naped Coly, Blue-naped Mousebird, Blue-napped mousebird
Spanish: Colí de Cuello Azul, Pájaro-ratón Nuquiazul 
Estonian: hall-hiirlind
Finnish: Sininiskahiiro
French: Coliou à nuque bleue, Coliou huppé, Oiseau-souris
Hungarian: kéknyakú egérmadár
Icelandic: Músakóli
Italian: Uccello topo nucablu, Uccello topo nucazzurra
Japanese: aoerinezumidori
Japanese: アオエリネズミドリ, アオエリネヅミドリ
Latin: Colius macrourus, Urocolius macrourus
Dutch: Blauwnekmuisvogel
Norwegian: Blånakkemusfugl, Blånakket musfugl
Polish: czepiga dlugosterna, czepiga długosterna
Portuguese: Ratão
Russian: Длиннохвостая птица-мышь, Синешапочная птица-мышь
Slovak: Myšovec dlhochvostý
Swedish: Blånackad musfågel
Swahili: Kuzumburu Kisogo-buluu
Turkish: mavi enseli fare kuşu, mavi enseli farekuşu, Mavi-enseli Farekuşu
Chinese: 蓝枕鼠鸟

Sub-species

Urocolius macrourus
Urocolius macrourus [macrourus or syntactus]
Urocolius macrourus abyssinicus
Urocolius macrourus griseogularis
Urocolius macrourus laeneni
Urocolius macrourus macrourus
Urocolius macrourus macrourus (syntactus)
Urocolius macrourus massaicus
Urocolius macrourus pulcher
Urocolius macrourus syntactus

  • Urocolius macrourus [macrourus or syntactus]: Senegambia to e Ethiopia
  • Urocolius macrourus laeneni: Aïr region of Niger
  • Urocolius macrourus pulcher: SE Sudan to s Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
  • Urocolius macrourus abyssinicus: Central and s Ethiopia to nw Somalia
  • Urocolius macrourus griseogularis: SW Ethiopia to Sudan, Uganda, e Zaire, Rwanda, nw Tanzania
  • Urocolius macrourus massaicus: Central to coastal Tanzania
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