Lioness Yawning at Vumbura Plains Camp
Lioness Yawning at Vumbura Plains Camp
Two Brothers Eating a Red Lechwe
Two Brothers Eating a Red Lechwe
A View from a Hill
A View from a Hill
Wilderness Trail
Wilderness Trail

Long - Tailed Paradise - Whydah

Long - Tailed Paradise - Whydah

Description

The breeding male is a distinctive bird with very long tail feathers. Male and female non-breeding birds are similar.

Voice

The song is a jumble of sparrow-like chirps.

Behaviour and habitat

It is a fairly common resident which is gregarious and locally nomadic in winter. It prefers dry open acacia or mixed savanna woodland. Food consists mainly of seeds and insects. The Whydah is polygamous, parasitizing the Green-winged Pytillia.