Site of David Livingstones Final Mission
Site of David Livingstones Final Mission
Burshell Zebra in the Mist
Burshell Zebra in the Mist
Okavango River
Okavango River

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.