A Red-faced Mousebird eating salt

A Red-faced Mousebird eating salt
Species: Red-faced Mousebird   Urocolius indicus
Subspecies: transvaalensis
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Added to IBC: 13 Feb 2019 - 08:57
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Altitude (m): 
1146 meters


Red-faced Mousebirds (Urocolius indicus) are widespread in southern Africa and usually travel in small groups, eating fruit from native plants or orchards.  This bird was eating salt from a cattle salt lick block at the Pilanesberg Centre.


Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1562171. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1562171.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1562171. Video of Red-faced Mousebird Urocolius indicus at Pilanesberg Centre, South Africa. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1562171.

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