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Chestnut-backed mousebird Alternate name
Colius castanotus Scientific name 
Coliiformes Order
Coliidae Family   
29–38 cm Length
Dry savanna, tropical shrubland, forest & arable land, up to 2,000m in: Angola, Congo & Democratic Rep. of Congo. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Breeds at any time if food supply is good. Clutch  
Fruits, buds, leaves, and seeds. Food   Diet
1185 World Number
Least Concern Status

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