Village Indigobird
Vidua chalybeata
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All races of the village indigobird have a blue-black sheen, brown or dusky wings and pink/red feet. The widespread race centralis has a white bill sometimes with a pink tinge. The coastal race amauropteryx has a pink/red bill. The upper male was seen at Lake Eyasi (2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The 2nd row male (Usa River, 3-23) is courtesy of Per Holmen. The immature was at Kibungo-Rwanda (6-10), courtesy of Jason Anderson. The 6th row photos, taken at Emayani and Mbamba Bay, are coastal race amauropteryx. The others were seen at Oljoro, Seronera and Engutukoiti: click the lower photo to see enlargements including juveniles, immatures and a female.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Jason Anderson, Colin Beale, Hanna Nyman
Valéry Schollaert, Jeffrey Hall, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 4-09-23