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Viduidae

Eastern paradise-whydah

Vidua paradisaea Photo by Marco Valentini (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:eastern paradise-whydah (en); viúva-do-paraíso-oriental (pt); veuve de paradis (fr); viuda del paraíso (es); spitzschwanz-paradieswitwe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ViduidaeRange:This species is found in sub-Saharan Africa, in the Sahel region from Senegal and southern Mauritania to Ethiopia, than south through Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, and into southern Angola, […]

Village indigobird

Vidua chalybeata Photo by Rob Nagtegaal (PBase) Common name:village indigobird (en); viúva-azul (pt); combassou du Sénégal (fr); viuda de la villa (es); rotfuß-Atlaswitwe (de)Taxonomy:Order PasseriformesFamily ViduidaeRange:This African species is found from Senegal to Ethiopia, and south through Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi and into Mozambique, eastern Botswana and north-eastern South Africa.Size:These birds are 11-12 cm long and weigh 12-13 […]

Pin-tailed whydah

Vidua macroura Common name: pin-tailed whydah (en); viuvinha (pt); veuve dominicaine (fr); viuda colicinta (es); dominikanerwitwe (de) Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes Family Viduidae Range: These birds occur across sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia and south to southern Africa, where they are common across Zimbabwe, South Africa, patches of Mozambique and northern and eastern Botswana, while […]