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Shaft-tailed Whydah

Vidua regia


this is a male in breeding plumage. Whydahs are small birds about 12 cm plus an additional 22 cm for the males long tail in the summer. Females and non-breeding males are a more non descript brown with feint streaking on the crown


Shaft-tailed whydahs occur throughout Botswana, preferring open grassy areas in the thorn veld, where they parasitise the nests of Waxbills

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harsuame 6 years ago

Fantástico ave que hermosa plumaje la terminación excelente

Central District, Botswana

Lat: -23.13, Long: 27.61

Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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