Red-backed Mousebird

The Red-backed Mousebird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Red-backed Mousebird (Colius castanotus) is a species of bird in the Coliidae family. It is found in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Colius castanotus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 July 2007. More

each have only two subspecies, while the Red-backed Mousebird is monotypic. H. Schifter, in his 1985 review of the Coliidae, recognized 19 subspecies of the Speckled Mousebird. He grouped these into three allopatric assemblages, which he regarded as "semi-species". More

Order : Coliiformes
Family : Coliidae
Genus : Colius
Species : castanotus
Authority : Verreaux & Verreaux, 1855