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 2nd row adult in flight (USA River, 7-18), is courtesy of Per Holmen; the 3rd row and right 5th row photos (Dolly Estate-Arusha, 12-19) are courtesy of Alex Rees. Click the photo above to see 13 enlargements including a displaying male and a juvenile.
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Valéry Schollaert, Per Holmen, Alex Rees

Last Update this page: 7-20-19