Mousebirds (Coliidae)

White-headed Mousebird (Colius leucocephalus) - HBW 6, p. 75

French: Coliou à tête blanche German: Weißkopf-Mausvogel Spanish: Pájaro-ratón Cabeciblanco
Other common names: White-headed Coly

Taxonomy: Colius leucocephalus Reichenow, 1879, Kinakomba, Tana River, east Kenya.
Races sometimes merged. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • leucocephalus Reichenow, 1879 - SE Ethiopia, S Somalia, SE Kenya and adjacent area of NE Tanzania.
  • turneri van Someren, 1919 - NC Kenya (SE of L Turkana and Marsabit S to Isiolo District).

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