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Long Tailed Widowbird in full display. You may notice how the bird keeps all the tail feathers between its legs. Euplectes progne,Geotagged,Long-tailed widowbird,South Africa,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Long Tailed Widowbird in full display.

You may notice how the bird keeps all the tail feathers between its legs.

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  1. That is an interesting observation indeed. Will it catch too much wind if it didn't? Posted 4 years ago
    1. I,m going back over in October so will keep a bit of an eye on the displays. Try and capture a few better images. Posted 4 years ago, modified 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
Species identified by Back Water Fox
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Uploaded May 10, 2016. Captured Oct 16, 2015 01:44 in 67 Byron Rd, Johannesburg, 2090, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/6317s
  • ISO1000
  • 500mm