Pin-tailed Whydah
Vidua macroura
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The pin-tailed whydah is the most common whydah, occurring in many habitats. It is the only whydah that is not host specific, parasitizing several waxbills. The juvenile is brown with a white throat and supercilium and a black bill. The 5th row adult in flight (USA River, 7-18), courtesy of Per Holmen. Click the photo above to see 13 enlargements including a displaying male and a juvenile.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-19 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Valéry Schollaert, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 7-20-19