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Viduidae

Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura © Trevor Hardaker www.hardaker.co.za

According to the IOC there are 20 species in the family Viduidae; they are:

Village Indigobird Vidua chalybeata

Purple Indigobird Vidua purpurascens

Jambandu Indigobird Vidua raricola

Barka Indigobird Vidua larvaticola

Dusky Indigobird Vidua funerea

Zambezi Indigobird Vidua codringtoni

Wilson's Indigobird Vidua wilsoni

Quailfinch Indigobird Vidua nigeriae

Jos Plateau Indigobird Vidua maryae

Cameroon Indigobird Vidua camerunensis

Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura

Steel-blue Whydah Vidua hypocherina

Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri

Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regia

Long-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua paradisaea

Sahel Paradise Whydah Vidua orientalis

Exclamatory Paradise Whydah Vidua interjecta

Togo Paradise Whydah Vidua togoensis

Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah Vidua obtusa

Cuckoo Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis

Species Links

Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura

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Widely distributed throughout eastern Africa. Found in woodlands, open savanna, and cultivated areas in conjunction with their usual breeding hosts, the Common waxbill, Estrilda astrild…

Shaft-tailed Whydah Vidua regis

http://www.naturalia.org/ZOO/AN_CIELO/e_vedova.html

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Number of Species

Number of bird species: 20