Straw-tailed (Fischer's) Whydah
Vidua fischeri
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The straw-tailed whydah is a northeast African endemic that parasitizes the purple grenadier. The flying bird was seen on the Asogati Plain (4-06). The left lower breeding male was seen at Shambarai swamp (5-08); click it to see 13 enlargements which include breeding and non-breeding plumage, females and a juvenile. The other photos above were taken in Tarangire.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Karine Van der Vurst, Rick Carlson, Per Holmen, Melissa Eager
Paul Oliver, A.P.Hardecker

Last Update this page: 4-20-23