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Red-faced Mousebird

Urocolius indicus (Latham, 1790)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2021-10-10 Makana Local Municipality (near Kings Heights), Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (280 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

Mousebird seen singing in the early morning in spring from a tree in a sheltered valley.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

683142
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus transvaalensis Frank Lambert 2019-10-29 Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane, Limpopo, Pietersburg (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

516166
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Tony Archer 2021-06-22 JB Marks Local Municipality (near Quest Mine), Southern DC, North West, Klerksdorp (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

Single bird calling from thorn tree.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

658461
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Peter Boesman 2017-12-05 Mutulanganga area, Southern province, Southern (Zambia) call -

First perched, then in flight.

398262
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Tony Archer 2021-07-10 JB Marks Local Municipality (near Buffelsvallei), Southern DC, North West, Ventersdorp (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, call -

Flock calling while flying

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

662468
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2017-01-13 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (600 m) call -

Bird heard calling from thick trees in a garden in summer.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

350135
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2021-07-04 Makana Local Municipality (near Glen Ambrose), Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (400 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

A small flock of mousebirds seen singing from the top of a bush is a small sheltered valley on a warm, calm morning in mid winter.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

664189
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Pamela C. Rasmussen 3 Jan 2011 Botswana: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (-22.244, 26.721) , Botswana (Botswana) (1250 m) calls - quality: good 12389
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Derek Solomon 15-06-05 South Luangwa National Park Home , Eastern (pre-2011) (Zambia) (510 m) Call (A) -   41315
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2016-01-09 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (360 m) call -

A small flock of these birds seen foraging in low bush in the morning in summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

307344
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2020-12-13 Makana Local Municipality (near Glen Ambrose), Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (340 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

A small flock of mousebirds were calling while foraging in shrubs on the roadside and at the end of this clip they all fly off together. Recorded in early summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

610172
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2015-03-15 Grahamstown (near Alicedale), Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (340 m) call -

Bird seen calling from a thick suburban tree.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

252378
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Dries Van de Loock 2020-07-23 Chikuni, Bangweulu, Northern (pre-2011) (Zambia) (1200 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

584675
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2021-10-10 Makana Local Municipality (near Kings Heights), Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (320 m) adult, male, song -

Bird singing from a small wooded valley in springtime on a warm calm morning.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

683143
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2021-02-09 Makana Local Municipality (near KwaNdwanyana), Western District, Eastern Cape, Peddie (South Africa) (120 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

Birds singing from a bush near a river in mid summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

623485
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Tony Archer 2021-06-13 JB Marks Local Municipality (near Buffelsvallei), Southern DC, North West, Ventersdorp (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, call, female, male -

Flock calling as they forage.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

656477
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Pamela C. Rasmussen 3 Jan 2011 Botswana: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (-22.244, 26.721) , Botswana (Botswana) (1250 m) wing noise - quality: good 11900
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus transvaalensis Frank Lambert 2019-10-29 Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane, Limpopo, Pietersburg (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

516167
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Alan Collett 2014-05-01 Camdeboo Conservancy near Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (800 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

177111
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Lynette Rudman 2019-01-21 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (360 m) call -

A small flock seen and heard calling from bushes in a valley in mid summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

459238
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Pamela C. Rasmussen 30 Dec 2010 Namibia: Rundu, Sarasunga River Lodge (-17.89, 19.7807) , Namibia (Namibia) (1068 m) calls - quality: good 12062
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Peter Boesman 2017-12-05 Mutulanganga area, Southern province, Southern (Zambia) call -

Call in flight.

398261
xeno-canto.org
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Pamela C. Rasmussen 3 Jan 2011 Botswana: Khama Rhino Sanctuary (-22.244, 26.721) , Botswana (Botswana) (1250 m) calls - quality: good 11897
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus Tim Cockcroft 2021-08-07 Southwell district, upper Kariega River, Eastern Cape, Albany (South Africa) (240 m) call, flight call -

Bird calling from the top of a tree in fairly open valley bush, with a flock calling not too far off. The flock then flew and the dominant bird flew off with them.

bird-seen:yes

666794
xeno-canto.org
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