Steel-blue Whydah
Vidua hypocherina
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The steel-blue whydah is endemic to northeast Africa. It parasitizes the black-faced and black-cheeked waxbills. The upper bird was seen at Ndutu, courtesy of Siegfried Woldhek; the 2nd row bird was seen on the Asogati Plain (4-06); the left 3rd row bird, in Tarangire (6-18); the 4th row juvenile was seen near Oldonyo Sambu (4-20), courtesy of Donyo Gabriel; note the similarity to black-faced waxbills which they parasitize; 5th row, Seronera (3-09); and the right 3rd row and the lower birds (Usa River) are courtesy of Per Holmen; click it to see 7 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Colin Beale, Paul Oliver, Siegfried Woldhek, Donyo Gabriel, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 7-27-23