At the Detroit Zoo
The speckled mousebird can be found inside the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary, where more than 20 species of birds are free to fly, walk or swim among the cover of lush tropical plants in a warm and inviting climate.
Speckled mousebirds are a dull brown color. Their beaks are black on the top and pinkish on the bottom. Their long, pale, brown tails account for half their overall length.
Speckled mousebirds have reversible outer toes, which gives them the versatility to hang upside down and climb tree trunks.
Speckled mousebirds have a slow metabolism for birds, and thus do-not need to spend every hour in search of food.