A small gregarious African bird with mainly drab plumage, a crest, and a long tail.
- Genera Colius and Urocolius, family Coliidae: six species
- ‘We feed the birds in our garden and have enjoyed seeing several parents feeding their young - among them bulbuls, barbets, mousebirds and weavers,’ she says.
- Hummingbirds have also been grouped with nightjars, mousebirds and perching birds (Passeriformes).
- Many Paleogene fossil birds of Europe have their closest modern relatives on southern landmasses today (e.g. species with affinities to the African mousebirds, South African serieamas, and Australian frogmouths).
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