Sunday, 13 January 2013

Shaft-tailed Whydah / Queen Whydah

Two Shaft-tailed Whydah's sitting in a thorn tree, looking at each other
The Shaft-tailed Whydah is endemic to Southern Africa. Notice the yellow-cream coloured chest, long tail and red beak. They can be found in really dry areas like where there's some thorn trees or sandy field with sparse vegetation. Parasite to the Violet-eared Waxbill. In areas where there is food, males will chase away other small birds. (Pylstertrooibekkie - Vidua regis)

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