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White-headed Mousebird

Colius leucocephalus Reichenow, 1879

The White-headed Mousebird (Colius leucocephalus) is a bird belonging to the mousebird family, Coliidae. It is found only in east Africa where it occurs in southern Somalia and parts of Kenya with its range just extending into southern Ethiopia and northern Tanzania. It inhabits arid bushland up to 1,400 metres above sea-level. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coliiformes
Family:
  Coliidae
Genus:
  Colius

Scientific:
  Colius leucocephalus

Citation:
  Reichenow, 1879

Reference:
  Orn.Centralbl. 4 p.114

Protonym:
  Colius leucocephalus

Avibase ID:
  ADDB3611B187A95F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/ADDB3611

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554667

Geographic range:

  • Colius leucocephalus leucocephalus: Arid s Somalia, Kenya (except n) and extreme ne Tanzania
  • Colius leucocephalus turneri: N Kenya (Lake Turkana to Mt. Kenya and Isiolo)
English:
White-headed Mousebird
Czech:
myšák bělohlavý
German:
Weißkopf-Mausvogel
Danish:
Hvidhovedet Musefugl
Spanish:
Pájaro ratón cabeciblanco
Finnish:
valkolakkihiiro
French:
Coliou à tête blanche
Icelandic:
Hettukóli
Italian:
Uccello topo testabianca
Japanese:
shirogashiranezumidori
Japanese:
シロガシラネズミドリ
Dutch:
Witkopmuisvogel
Norwegian:
Hvitkronemusfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvitkronemusfugl
Polish:
czepiga bialoglowa
Russian:
Белоголовая птица-мышь
Slovak:
myšovec bielohlavý
Swedish:
vithuvad musfågel
Ukrainian:
Чепіга білоголова
Chinese:
白头鼠鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coliou à tête blanche ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coliou à tête blanche ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
White-headed Mousebird ( Colius leucocephalus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Colius leucocephalus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Colius leucocephalus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Ocell ratolí capblanc
Czech: Myšák belohlavý, myšák bělohlavý
Danish: Hvidhovedet Musefugl
German: Weißkopf-Mausvogel
English: White headed Mousebird, White-backed Mousebird, White-headed Coly, White-headed Mousebird
English (IOC): White-headed Mousebird
English (Kenya): White-headed Mousebird
Spanish: Colí de Cabeza Blanca, Pájaro ratón cabeciblanco, Pájaro-ratón Cabeciblanco
Spanish (Spain): Pájaro Ratón Cabeciblanco
Spanish (HBW): White-headed Mousebird
Estonian: valgepea-hiirlind
Finnish: Valkolakkihiiro
French: Coliou à tête blanche
Hebrew: קוליוס לבן-ראש
Hungarian: fehérfejű egérmadár
Icelandic: Hettukóli
Italian: Uccello topo testabianca
Japanese: shirogashiranezumidori
Japanese: シロガシラネズミドリ
Scientific: Colius leucocephalus, Colius leucocephalus leucocephalus
Lithuanian: Baltagalvis pelėpaukštis
Dutch: Witkopmuisvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvitkronemusfugl
Norwegian: Hvitkronemusfugl, Hvitkronet musfugl
Polish: czepiga bialoglowa, czepiga białogłowa
Russian: Белоголовая птица-мышь
Slovak: myšovec bielohlavý
Serbian: Beloglavi koli
Swedish: Vithuvad musfågel
Swahili: Kuzumburu Kichwa-cheupe
Ukrainian: Чепіга білоголова
Chinese: 白头鼠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 白頭鼠鳥

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