Straw-tailed (Fischer's) Whydah
Vidua fischeri
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The straw-tailed whydah is a northeast African endemic that parasitizes the purple grenadier. The 3rd row photo was taken at Lake Eysai (2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The flying bird was seen on the Asogati Plain (4-06). The left lower breeding male was seen at Shambarai swamp (5-08); click it to see 10 enlargements which include breeding and non-breeding plumage and a juvenile. The other photos were taken in Tarangire.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-19 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Rick Carlson, Per Holmen, Melissa Eager

Last Update this page: 7-20-19