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Blue-naped Mousebird (Urocolius macrourus) | by tj.haslam
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Blue-naped Mousebird (Urocolius macrourus)

Juvenile, possible female. Seen with two others -- on one of whom the blue nape is barely visible, but the longer tail of a more mature bird unfortunately concealed by the twigs!

 

Lovely bird in flight. These shots near dusk, so a higher ISO and deliberately over-exposed to get more details visible. Not happy with the graininess -- but I take what the bird gods give me, and was happy for this sighting/photo of a new bird for me.

 

Dakar, Senegal. Near my residence.

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Taken on April 6, 2007