Vidua macroura

Pin-tailed Whydah

Vidua macroura


Female at San Diego Zoo The Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) is a small songbird. It is a resident breeding bird in most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. This whydah is found in many open habitats including open woodland, scrub and cultivation. It is a brood parasite which lays its eggs in the nests of , especially waxbills. Unlike the Common Cuckoo, it does not destroy the host's eggs. Typically, 2-4 eggs are added to those already present. The eggs of both the host and the firefinch are white, although the whydah's are slightly larger. The nestling whydahs mimic the gape pattern of the fledglings of the host species. M in breeding plumage The Pin-tailed Whydah is 12–13 cm in length, although the breeding male's tail adds another 20 cm to this. The adult male has a black back and crown, and a very long black tail. The wings are dark brown with white patches, and the underparts and the head, apart from the crown, are white. The bill is bright red. The female and non-breeding male have streaked brown upperparts, whitish underparts with buff flanks, and a buff and black face pattern. They lack the long tail extension, but retain the red bill. Immature birds are like the female but plainer and with a greyish bill. The male Pin-tailed Whydah is territorial, and one male often has several females in his small group. He has an elaborate courtship flight display, which includes hovering over the female to display his tail. The song is given from a high perch, and consists of rapid squeaking and churring. The diet of this species consists of seeds and grain.

 

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Pin-tailed Whydah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) is a small songbird. It is a resident breeding bird in most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. This whydah is found in many ...
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ADW: Vidua macroura: PICTURES - Animal Diversity Web
To cite this page: Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2012. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http ...
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Vidua macroura (Pin-tailed Whydah, Pin-tailed Widow)
Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1: Year Published: 2009: Assessor/s: BirdLife International: Reviewer/s: Bird, J., Butchart, S.
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Pintail Whydah - Vidua macroura - Wholesale Birds for Sale - Birds ...
The adult male has a black back and crown, and a very long black tail. The wings are dark brown with white patches, and the u
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Pin-tailed Whydah | Vidua macroura | Birds & Birding Southern ...
Pin-tailed Whydah | Vidua macroura. The Pin-tailed Whydah is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Viduidae bird family group which includes birds such as ...
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Vidua macroura - Avibase
Photo powered by flickr.com. Order: Passeriformes Family: Viduidae. English: Pin-tailed Whydah Scientific: Vidua macroura. Protonym: Fringilla (macroura)
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Vidua macroura (Pin-tailed whydah) - biodiversity explorer
Distribution and habitat. Occurs across sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia south to southern Africa, where it is common across Zimbabwe, South Africa ...
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Pin-tailed Whydahs, Vidua macroura
Pin-tailed Whydahs, Vidua macroura: Range, Description, Photos, Diet, Breeding
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Pintail Whydah, Vidua macroura - Animal-World, Dr. Jungles Exotic ...
These are fine birds to enjoy for their antics and the splendid breeding plumage of the male. The Pintail Whydah is one of the most common forms of Whydah available.
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Vidua - Wikispecies - Wikimedia Foundation
Genus: Vidua Species: V. camerunensis - V. chalybeata - V. codringtoni - V ... V. funerea - V. hypocherina - V. interjecta - V. larvaticola - V. macroura ...
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Pin-tailed Whydah - Vidua macroura - Les oiseaux
Identification record : Pin-tailed Whydah ( Vidua macroura ). Order : Passeriformes, Family : Estrildidés.
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Feathered Flyer: Pintail Whydah ( Vidua Macroura )
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Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) | the Internet Bird Collection
Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae) Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) - HBW 15, p. 219. French: Veuve dominicaine German: Dominikanerwitwe Spanish: Viuda ...
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Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura)
English: Pin-tailed Whydah: Scientific (Vidua macroura) Order: PASSERIFORMES: Family (Latin) Viduidae: Family (English) Indigobirds: Altername Name: Pin-tailed Whydah ...
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Dominikaner-wida (Pin-tailed Whydah) (Vidua macroura ) - photo ...
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Pin-tailed Whydah - Definition | WordIQ.com
The Pin-tailed Whydah, Vidua macroura, is a small songbird. It is a resident breeding bird in most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. This whydah is found in many ...
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Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) - BirdLife species factsheet
Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of ...
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Viuda Colicinta - Macho (Pin-tailed Whydah - Vidua macroura ...
By Engie PR No real name given + Add Contact. This photo was taken on June 1, 2011. 214 views 23 comments 6 favorites 0 galleries
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Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Male Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) 30 cm (incl tail) ; 15 g. Silver Lakes Golf Estate, Silver Lakes. Pretoria. South Africa This photo was taken on February 15 ...
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Pin-tailed whydah - Pictures and facts - Birds ...
This whydah is found in many open habitats including open woodland, scrub and cultivation. Information about the classification of macroura. Includes facts, pictures ...
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