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Long-tailed Paradise Whydah  Geotagged,Long-tailed paradise whydah,Namibia,Summer,Vidua paradisaea Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Spectacular species! And how about this clever strategy:

    "It is a brood parasite to the green-winged pytilia. Male long-tailed paradise whydahs imitate the song of the male green-winged pytilia. The whydah chicks are larger and louder than the host chicks, so the foster parents will give them more attention than their own chicks."
    Posted one month ago

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The long-tailed paradise whydah or eastern paradise whydah is a small brown sparrow-like bird of Eastern Africa, from eastern South Sudan to southern Angola.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by DR_M_Z
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Uploaded May 11, 2021. Captured Mar 14, 2021 17:56 in Hardap Region, Namibia.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/8.0
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO100
  • 500mm