Village Indigobird

This indigobird is found in many open habitats including open woodland, scrub and cultivation, but, as its name implies, it is most readily seen near villages.

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The Village Indigobird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Village Indigobird is usually found with Red-billed Fire-finches. Indigobirds and whydahs imitate their host's song, which the males learn in the nest. Although females do not sing, they also learn to recognise the song, and chose males with the same song, thus perpetuating the link between each species of indigobird and firefinch. The nestling indigobirds mimic the unique gape pattern of the fledglings of the host species. More

The Village Indigobird, Vidua chalybeata, is a small songbird. It is a resident breeding bird in most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. This indigobird is found in many open habitats including open woodland, scrub and cultivation, but, as its name implies, it is most readily seen near villages. It is a brood parasite which lays its eggs in the nests of Red-billed Firefinches. Unlike the Common Cuckoo, it does not destroy the host's egg. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Village Indigobird is classed as Ungraded: species that are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Village Indigobird (3) Georgetown, Gambia Georgetown, Gambia16/01/2009 Georgetown, Gambia 16/01/2009 Ougadougou Forest Park, Burkina Faso Ougadougou Forest Park, Burkina Faso28/12/2008 Ougadougou Forest Park, Burkina Faso 28/12/2008 Suburb of Karen, Nairobi, Kenya Suburb of Karen, Nairobi, Kenya20/11/2007 Suburb of More

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Village Indigobird is the most abundant viduid in southern and south-central Africa, and the number of "misimprinted" individuals of this species reflects their abundance. In the field, females were identified as they visited the singing males. In southern Africa, female Village Indigobirds have a red bill and feet like those of the males, and female Purple Indigobirds have a whitish bill and feet like males of that species. Nearly all females visit males with the matching bill and foot colours. More

The upper village indigobirds, coastal race amauropteryx, were seen at Emayani in June 2008 (left) and Mbamba Bay on Lake Nyasa in May 2009. All of the other images are of the race centralis, seen in Tarangire in September 2006 (second on right); in Olasiti in April 2006; and Lake Eyasi in February 2008 (lower image, courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst). It parasitizes the red-billed firefinch. More

also a picture of the Village Indigobird on page 1072. The Village Indigobird belongs to the family of birds classified as Viduidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Village Indigobird is also known by these other names: Combassou,Senegal Combassou, Senegal Indigobird, Red-billed Firefinch Indigobird, Senegal Indigofinch, Indigobird, South African Indigobird, Green Indigobird. More

Village Indigobird (Vidua chalybeata) by Derek Solomon from Zambia XC41313 :: Village Indigobird (Vidua chalybeata) = Recording data Recordist Derek Solomon Date 02-02-06 Time 10:00 Country Zambia Location South Luangwa National Park Home Longitude E31.45'0" Latitude S13. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Viduidae
Genus : Vidua
Species : chalybeata
Authority : (Müller, 1776)