Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Speckled Mousebird

A common garden bird in the Free State is the Speckled Mousebird. 

Overall appearance, black face with black and white bill. It's a very common resident and locally nomadic in search of fruit. They also eat leaves, buds, flowers and nectar. 

Their call is highly vocal, with the most frequent call a sharp chee chee chee. The alarm call is zik zik. 

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday here

Happy Wednesday to you all! 


  1. Hello Jo, The Speckled Mousebird is handsome. I love the crest on its head. It does have a weird name, great shots. Enjoy your day!

  2. Great photos indeed. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I wonder if it was the model for punks ?

  4. O my...what a majestic bird...just beautiful and your photos are amazing.

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