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Long-tailed Paradise Whydah (Vidua paradisaea) Tsavo West NP, Kenya. Mar 4, 2023 Geotagged,Kenya,Long-tailed paradise whydah,Summer,Vidua paradisaea Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Long-tailed Paradise Whydah (Vidua paradisaea)

Tsavo West NP, Kenya. Mar 4, 2023

    comments (15)

  1. Wooooow! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Hehe glad you like it! Posted 2 months ago
  2. What a beauty. Draws a crowd Posted 2 months ago
    1. One of my favorite birds of the trip Posted 2 months ago
  3. He seems to have caught the eye of the females. Posted 2 months ago
    1. The birds below are actually of two other species (Red-billed queleas and some unidentified weavers)! Posted 2 months ago
  4. Thanks Thibault, had clocked the queleas - you obviously a had a great short break!! Posted 2 months ago
    1. I'll have to go back! Posted 2 months ago
      1. Definitely, Kenya's lovely. Posted 2 months ago
        1. What was your favorite park? Posted 2 months ago
          1. Probably Samburu, although it's a bit of an unfair question, different species North & South of the equator. Never made it to either of the Tsavo's - the Masai Mara was fabulous, & I remember tenting in Amboselli, again wonderful - when elephants passed between the moon and our tent (never to be forgotten)!! The next morning there were army ants passing 1 metre from the tent flap!

            Samburu, but we were last in Kenya in 1986 so everything will be way out of date. The Shimba Hills Reserve was fascinating but that's down near Mombasa & I think there are still black Rhinoceros in the Nairobi National Park where we saw some of the Wildebeest migration.

            The Rift lakes will be much changed but were great for birds, visited Naivasha, Nakuru, Baringo & Bogoria, some in 1981! As you'll be aware the droughts & occasional inundations have changed just about everything.

            Probably not much use to you.
            Posted 2 months ago
            1. Sounds like it's time for you to go back then :) Posted 2 months ago
              1. You're probably right and we'll get relatively close later this year, all things being equal - Ethiopia, so right continent (;¬} Posted 2 months ago
                1. I look forward to seeing the photos! Posted 2 months ago
                  1. Thanks Thibaud. Posted 2 months 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 Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Mar 20, 2023. Captured Mar 4, 2023 01:38 in 6G9W33V6+45.
  • Canon EOS R6
  • f/13.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO3200
  • 500mm