Gemsbok Herd
Gemsbok Herd
Mata to Bitterpan Trail
Mata to Bitterpan Trail
Male Red Lechwe Finghting
Male Red Lechwe Finghting
Landscape
Landscape
Dance performance at the Bahurutshe Cultural Village
Dance performance at the Bahurutshe Cultural Village

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.