Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah

It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, and Togo.

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The Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Distribution of Long-tailed paradise-whydah in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Food It mainly eats the seeds of grasses supplemented with insects, doing most of its foraging on bare ground. More

The Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Viduidae bird family group which includes birds such as Whydahs, Indigobirds, Cuckoo Finch. The description for the Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah (Latin name Vidua paradisaea) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Vidua paradisaea can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 862 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 1073. More

Indigobirds and Long-tailed Paradise-whydahs have laid eggs when they heard the songs of their host species, even when they had no contact with conspecific males or the host. The laying histories of female finches have been determined by examination of the ovary, including post-ovulatory follicles and growing follicles, and of the oviduct. More

page 1073 also a picture of the Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah on page 1072. The Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah belongs to the family of birds classified as Viduidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah is also known by these other names: Eastern Paradise Whydah, Long-tailed Paradise Widow, Acacia Paradise Whydah. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Viduidae
Genus : Vidua
Species : interjecta
Authority : (Grote, 1922)