Genus Urocolius


Red-faced Mousebird - This bird is about 34 cm long, with the tail comprising approximately half the length. The crested head and breast are pale cinnamon with a red bill and eye mask. The rest of the upperparts and tail are blue-grey apart from a paler grey rump. The belly is whitish. The sexes are similar, but juveniles lack the crest and have a green mask.

Blue-naped Mousebird - A slender-tailed, ash grey mousebird common in dry country. A crested head, turquoise-blue nape patch and black-and-red bill characterize adults. Juveniles lack blue on nape, have pink facial skin and greenish bills.

Order : Coliiformes
Family : Coliidae
Genus : Urocolius