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COLIIDAE - Mousebirds (2:6)
COLIUS Brisson, 1760 M - Colius Brisson; type by tautonymy = Loxia colius Linnaeus, 1766  
Colius striatus1 Speckled Mousebird
nigricollis Vieillot, 1817 vE Nigeria to W DR Congo
leucophthalmus Chapin, 1921 vN DR Congo, SE Central African Republic, SW South Sudan
leucotis R├╝ppell, 18392 vE Sudan, W and C Ethiopia, Eritrea
hilgerti von Zedlitz, 1910 NE Ethiopia, NW Somalia
jebelensis Mearns, 1915 vC and S South Sudan, N Uganda
mombassicus van Someren, 1919 vS Somalia to NE Tanzania
kikuyensis van Someren, 1919 vW and C Kenya
cinerascens Neumann, 19003 N, C and W Tanzania to NE Zambia
affinis Shelley, 1885 vE Tanzania to N Mozambique, S Malawi and NE Zimbabwe
berlepschi E. Hartert, 1899 S Tanzania, Malawi, NE Zambia, NW Mozambique
kiwuensis Reichenow, 19084 vC and S Uganda, NW Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, E DR Congo
congicus Reichenow, 19235 vS and SE DR Congo, W Zambia, E Angola
integralis Clancey, 19576 vSE Malawi, C and S Mozambique, SE Zimbabwe, NE KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) [Clancey, 1957 #792]
rhodesiae C.H.B. Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1938 E Zimbabwe and adjacent highland Mozambique
minor Cabanis, 1876 vNE and E South Africa, Swaziland
striatus J.F. Gmelin, 1789 vC and S South Africa
Colius leucocephalus White-headed Mousebird
turneri van Someren, 1919 N and NE Kenya
leucocephalus Reichenow, 1879 vS Somalia, SE Kenya to NE Tanzania
Colius castanotus   J. & E. Verreaux, 1855 Red-backed Mousebird
vW Angola, S DR Congo
Colius colius White-backed Mousebird
damarensis Reichenow, 18997 vW and NW South Africa, S Botswana and Namibia
colius (Linnaeus, 1766) S and C South Africa (north to Gauteng)
UROCOLIUS Bonaparte, 1854 M - Lanius macrourus Linnaeus, 1766; type by subsequent designation (G.R. Gray, 1855, Cat. of the Genera and Subgenera of Birds, p. 149).  
Urocolius macrourus8 Blue-naped Mousebird
macrourus (Linnaeus, 1766)9 vSenegal and SW Mauritania to Chad
syntactus (Oberholser, 1905)10 vMali to N Eritrea
abyssinicus Schifter, 1975 vC and S Ethiopia, N Kenya, NW Somalia [Schifter, 1975 #3493]
pulcher (Neumann, 1900) vNE Uganda, SE Ethiopia, Kenya, S Somalia, N Tanzania
griseogularis van Someren, 1919 vS Sudan and W and S Uganda to E DR Congo and NW Tanzania
massaicus Schifter, 1975 vC to coastal Tanzania [Schifter, 1975 #3493]
Urocolius indicus Red-faced Mousebird
mossambicus (Reichenow, 1896)11 vZambia (except SW) to E Angola, SE DR Congo, SW Tanzania, Malawi and lower Zambezi valley [Reichenow, 1896 #3237]
lacteifrons (Sharpe, 1892)12 W Angola to N and C Namibia and W Botswana
pallidus (Reichenow, 1896) vSE Tanzania, NE Mozambique
transvaalensis Roberts, 192213 vSW Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, C and S Mozambique, S Namibia, W, N and E South Africa
indicus (Latham, 1790) vC and S South Africa

1 Subspecies classification follows Schifter (1972) [Schifter, 1972 #3492].
2 Includes erlangeri; see Mackworth-Praed & Grant (1957) [Mackworth-Praed, 1957 #2465].
3 Includes marangu; see White (1965) [White, 1965 #4191].
4 Includes ugandensis; see White (1965) [White, 1965 #4191] and Shifter (1972) [Schifter, 1972 #3492], but see also de Juana (2001) [de Juana, 2001 #14186].
5 Includes lungae White, 1947 [White, 1947 #4172]; see White (1965) [White, 1965 #4191].
6 Includes simulans Clancey, 1979 [Clancey, 1979 #895]; see Dowsett-Lemaire & Dowsett (2006) [Dowsett-Lemaire, 2006 #13615].
7 For recognition see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
8 Forms a superspecies with U. indicus; see Snow (1978) [Snow, 1978 #13852].
9 Includes laeneni Niethammer, 1955 [Niethammer, 1955 #2770]; see White (1965) [White, 1965 #4191].
10 Recognition follows Schifter (1975) [Schifter, 1975 #3493].
11 For recognition see de Juana (2001) [de Juana, 2001 #14186], who recognised lualabae Verheyen, 1951 [Verheyen, 1951 #3978], which White (1965) [White, 1965 #4191] thought 'doubtfully distinct' from pallidus (but White did not recognise mossambicus).
12 Includes angolensis; see White (1965) [White, 1965 #4191].
13 Includes ngamiensis; see Dean in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724].
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