Broad-tailed (Paradise-) Whydah
Vidua obtusa
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The breeding male broad-tailed whydah has a shorter, broader tail than the eastern paradise-whydah and the hind-neck is orange, not yellow. It has a preference for miombo woodland and may be seen in southern and western Tanzania. It parasitizes the orange-winged pytilia. These photos were taken in Kafue NP (Zambia, 4-16).
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