Fan-tailed Widowbird
Euplectes axillaris
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The non-breeding male fan-tailed widowbird is common in marsh and wetter habitat throughout Tanzania The fanned tail is seen only when the male is displaying. The Macaulay Library link includes a video of a male in breeding plumage. Click the photo above to see twenty-two enlargements, including more breeding and transitioning males.

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Last Update this page: 9-19-19