RED-FACED MOUSEBIRD

(Colius indicus or Urocolius indicus)

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Roberts VI / VII 426 / 111
Clements 2000 87.0060
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 82-4
A small bird (32 cm) with a long tail found from South Africa to Angola and Tanzania. It is a common resident, inhabiting savanna, riverine bush and gardens. It is gregarious (small flocks) mainly eating fruit

List of Stamps showing Red-faced Mousebird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Guyana     2002 $100
This stamp is from a "Birds of Central America" ?! set issued by Guyana.  Mousebirds (six species) are endemic to Africa, and the Red-faced Mousebird is found in South Africa and north to Malawi, Tanzania and Zaire.  Two of the other birds in the set are also African birds.