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Blue-naped Mousebird

Urocolius macrourus (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Blue-naped mousebird (Urocolius macrourus), also formerly called the Blue-naped Coly (Colius macrourus) is found in the wild in the drier regions of East Africa and is also a common pet bird. It is one of the remaining six species of Mousebirds. The term “mousebird” comes from its ability to move along the ground in a way that resembles the scurrying of a mouse. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coliiformes
Family:
  Coliidae
Genus:
  Urocolius

Scientific:
  Urocolius macrourus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.134

Protonym:
  Lanius macrourus

Avibase ID:
  E45D9EB2FE2364EE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E45D9EB2

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554670

Geographic range:

  • Urocolius macrourus [macrourus or syntactus]: Senegambia to e Ethiopia
  • Urocolius macrourus laeneni: Aïr region of Niger
  • Urocolius macrourus pulcher: extreme southeastern South Sudan, southern Ethiopia, and southern Somalia to eastern Uganda, Kenya, and northern Tanzania
  • Urocolius macrourus abyssinicus: Central and s Ethiopia to nw Somalia
  • Urocolius macrourus griseogularis: eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda to Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, and northwestern Tanzania
  • Urocolius macrourus massaicus: Central to coastal Tanzania
  • Show more...
English:
Blue-naped Mousebird
Czech:
myšák dlouhoocasý
German:
Blaunacken-Mausvogel
Danish:
Blånakket Musefugl
Spanish:
Pájaro ratón nuquiazul
Finnish:
sininiskahiiro
French:
Coliou huppé
Icelandic:
Músakóli
Italian:
Uccello topo nucablu
Japanese:
aoerinezumidori
Japanese:
アオエリネズミドリ
Dutch:
Blauwnekmuisvogel
Norwegian:
Blånakkemusfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blånakkemusfugl
Polish:
czepiga dlugosterna
Portuguese:
Ratão
Russian:
Синешапочная птица-мышь
Slovak:
myšovec dlhochvostý
Swedish:
blånackad musfågel
Ukrainian:
Паяро синьошиїй
Chinese:
蓝枕鼠鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Coliou huppé ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Coliou huppé ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Colius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
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 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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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 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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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 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Colius macrourus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Colius macrourus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Colius macrourus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Colius macrourus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Blue-naped Mousebird ( Urocolius macrourus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Urocolius macrourus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Urocolius macrourus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Ocell ratolí de clatell blau
Czech: Myšák dlouhoocasý
Danish: Blånakket Musefugl
German: Blaunacken-Mausvogel
English: Blue naped Mousebird, Blue-naped Coly, Blue-naped Mousebird, Blue-napped mousebird
English (IOC): Blue-naped Mousebird
English (Kenya): Blue-naped Mousebird
Spanish: Colí de Cuello Azul, Pájaro ratón nuquiazul, Pájaro-ratón Nuquiazul
Spanish (Spain): Pájaro Ratón Nuquiazul
Spanish (HBW): Pájaro ratón nuquiazul
Estonian: hall-hiirlind
Finnish: Sininiskahiiro
French: Coliou à nuque bleue, Coliou huppé, Oiseau-souris
Hungarian: kéknyakú egérmadár
Icelandic: Músakóli
Italian: Uccello topo nucablu, Uccello topo nucazzurra
Japanese: aoerinezumidori
Japanese: アオエリネズミドリ, アオエリネヅミドリ
Scientific: Colius macrourus, Lanius macrourus, Urocolius macrourus, Urocolius macrourus macrourus
Lithuanian: Melsvaprandis pilkasis pelėpaukštis, melsvasprandis pilkasis pelėpaukštis
Dutch: Blauwnekmuisvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blånakkemusfugl
Norwegian: Blånakkemusfugl, Blånakket musfugl
Polish: czepiga dlugosterna, czepiga długosterna
Portuguese: Ratão
Portuguese (Portugal): Rabo-de-junco
Russian: Длиннохвостая птица-мышь, Синешапочная птица-мышь
Slovak: Myšovec dlhochvostý
Slovenian: masajski mišak
Serbian: Plavovrati koli
Swedish: Blånackad musfågel
Swahili: Kuzumburu Kisogo-buluu
Turkish: mavi enseli fare kuşu, mavi enseli farekuşu, Mavi-enseli Farekuşu
Ukrainian: Паяро синьошиїй
Chinese: 蓝枕鼠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頸鼠鳥

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