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Blue-naped Mousebird
17-JAN-2009 Copyright 2009 Robert

Blue-naped Mousebird

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Scientific Name: Urocolius macrourus macrourus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Urocolius is a small genus of mousebirds. It consists of two species (Urocolius macrourus and Urocolius indicus) which inhabit Eastern and Southern Africa.

The Blue-naped Mousebird feeds mainly on fruit but supplements this diet with leaves, flowers and buds.

Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/160s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso640 with Flash full exif

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