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Tankwa Karoo National Park, Northern Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/800 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250 
Image size 445 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Weißrücken-Mausvogel Dutch  Witstuitmuisvogel
Italian  Uccello topo dorsobianco Spanish  Pájaro-ratón Dorsiblanco


White lower backstripe not always visible, but bluish-white bill with black tip and red legs are diagnostic.

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White-backed Mousebird
Colius colius
Coliou ŕ dos blanc

Jean-Michel PAULUS