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Red-backed Mousebird

Colius castanotus Verreaux, JP; Verreaux, JBÉ 1855

The red-backed mousebird is a species of bird in the Coliidae family. It is found in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The name mousebird is based on bird's soft feathers with texture similar to a mouse's fur. The red-backed mousebird got its name from the red or chestnut color patch on its back. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Coliiformes
Family:
  Coliidae
Genus:
   Colius
Scientific:
  Colius castanotus


Original description

Citation:
  Verreaux, JP; Verreaux, JBÉ 1855

Reference:
   Rev. Mag. Zool. Pure Appl. (2), 7 p.351

Protonym:
  Colius castanotus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2281214


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A77469078852A74B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A7746907

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A7746907


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554668

Geographic range:

  • Colius castanotus: Euphorbia savanna of Angola; formerly sw Gabon
English:
Red-backed Mousebird
Catalan:
Ocell ratolí de dors rogenc
Czech:
myšák červenohřbetý
Danish:
Rødrygget Musefugl
German:
Rotrücken-Mausvogel
Spanish:
Pájaro ratón dorsirrojo
Spanish (Spain):
Pájaro Ratón Dorsirrojo
Finnish:
angolanhiiro
French:
Coliou à dos marron
Croatian:
riđoleđa mišjakinja
Hungarian:
vöröshátú egérmadár
Italian:
Uccello topo dorsorosso
Japanese (romaji):
koshiakanezumidori
Japanese:
コシアカネズミドリ
Lithuanian:
Rudnugaris pelėpaukštis
Dutch:
Roodstuitmuisvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudryggmusfugl
Norwegian:
Rødryggmusfugl
Polish:
czepiga czerwonogrzbieta
Portuguese:
rabo-de-junco-de-dorso-vermelho
Russian:
Красноспинная птица-мышь
Slovak:
myšovec červenochrbtý
Serbian:
Crvenoleđi koli
Swedish:
rödryggig musfågel
Ukrainian:
Чепіга ангольська
Chinese:
红背鼠鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
紅背鼠鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coliou à dos marron ( Colius castanotus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coliou à dos marron ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 1st edition:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements, version 2021:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 4th edition:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements, version 2015:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements, version 2016:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements, version 2017:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements, version 2018:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Clements, version 2019:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 1.50:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 1.52:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 1.53:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 1.54:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 1.55:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 2015:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 2016:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 2017:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 2018:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 2019:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
eBird version 2021:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Colius castanotus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Colius castanotus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Colius castanotus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Red-backed Mousebird ( Colius castanotus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Colius castanotus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Colius castanotus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Rooirugmuisvoël
Catalan: Ocell ratolí de dors rogenc
Czech: Myšák cervenohrbetý, myšák červenohřbetý
Danish: Rødrygget Musefugl
German: Rotrücken-Mausvogel
English: Chestnut-backed Mousebird, Red backed Mousebird, Red-backed Coly, Red-backed Mousebird
English, HBW: Red-backed Mousebird
English (IOC): Red-backed Mousebird
English (United States): Red-backed Mousebird
Spanish: Colí de Lomo Rojo, Pájaro ratón dorsirrojo, Pájaro-ratón Dorsirrojo
Spanish (Spain): Pájaro Ratón Dorsirrojo
Spanish (HBW): Red-backed Mousebird
Estonian: angoola hiirlind
Finnish: Angolanhiiro
French: Coliou à dos marron, Coliou à dos rouge, Coliou à dos roux
Hebrew: קוליוס אדום-גב
Croatian: riđoleđa mišjakinja
Hungarian: vöröshátú egérmadár
Italian: Uccello topo dorsocastano, Uccello topo dorsorosso
Japanese (romaji): koshiakanezumidori
Japanese: コシアカネズミドリ
Kazakh: ала түсті тышқан-құс
Kirghiz: кызыл жон чычканкуш
Scientific: Colius castanotus
Lithuanian: Rudnugaris pelėpaukštis
Dutch: Roodstuitmuisvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudryggmusfugl
Norwegian: Rødrygget musfugl, Rødryggmusfugl
Polish: czepiga czerwonogrzbieta
Portuguese: Rabo de junco de dorso vermelho, Rabo-de-junco-de-dorso-vermelho
Portuguese (Portugal): rabo-de-junco-de-dorso-vermelho
Russian: Красноспинная птица-мышь
Slovak: myšovec červenochrbtý
Serbian: Crvenoleđi koli
Swedish: Rödryggad musfågel, rödryggig musfågel
Turkish: Kızıl sırtlı farekuşu
Ukrainian: Чепіга ангольська
Chinese: 红背鼠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 紅背鼠鳥

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