high crest; grayish body overall; long stiff tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

White-backed Mousebird
Colius colius

Native Range: Africa

Notes: like all mousebirds, gets its name from its habit of scrambling about bushes in mouse-like fashion; true to it first name, this species has bright white on the rump and lower back; no sexual dimorphism.

buffy-reddish underneath; white base of bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

pink legs, feet; the white rump is often hidden (South Africa; 2007-06-30)