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Long Tailed Widow Bird. The cock bird is just starting to display to the hen in the foreground. Euplectes progne,Geotagged,Long-tailed widowbird,South Africa,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Long Tailed Widow Bird.

The cock bird is just starting to display to the hen in the foreground.

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  1. I remember watching a doco on these. Makes one wonder what's going on in the female mind during this display. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Mark might have learnt from us humans. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Awesome photograph!! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Oddfeel they certainly get up to some antics . Posted 4 years ago
  3. What a shot, I'm speechless. Posted 4 years ago
    1. We were driving along just outside Jo- Burg (road in the background of the photo) poked the lens out the window took a few quick shots had to keep moving as the traffic was pretty heavy. Posted 4 years ago
      1. That makes the shot even more impressive :) Posted 4 years ago
  4. That's a great catch indeed. :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Sunil. Posted 4 years ago

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The long-tailed widowbird , also known as the “Sakabula,” is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. The species are found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and southern Zaire. The long-tailed widowbird is a medium-sized bird and one of the most common in the territories it inhabits. Adult breeding males are almost entirely black with orange and white shoulders , long, wide tails, and a bluish white bill. Females are.. more

Similar species: Passerines
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Uploaded May 8, 2016. Captured Oct 16, 2015 01:41 in Rd No 7 Rd, De Deur, 1876, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/5312s
  • ISO1000
  • 500mm