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Mousebirds, Colies

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Containing group: 'Land Birds'

Other Names for Coliidae


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Information on the Internet

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Scientific Name Colius colius
Location West Coast National Park, South Africa
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source White-backed Mousebird (Colius colius)
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2005 Jim Scarff
Scientific Name Colius striatus
Location Gauteng, South Africa
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Mousebird on Aloe
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Martin Heigan
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