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.
The speckled mousebird is a dull brown color. The beak is black on the top and pinkish on the bottom. The long, pale, brown tail accounts for half its overall length.
The speckled mousebird has reversible outer toes, which gives it the versatility to hang upside down and climb tree trunks.
The speckled mousebird has a slow metabolism for a bird, and thus does not need to spend every hour in search of food.