Eastern Paradise-Whydah

It is a brood parasite to the Green-winged Pytilia. Male Long-tailed Paradise Whydahs imitate the song of the male Green-winged Pytilia. The whydah chicks are larger and louder than the host chicks, so the foster parents will give them more attention instead their own chicks.

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The Eastern 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.

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Eastern Paradise-Whydah, Kenya, Tsavo May, 2008 © Benjamin Schwartz - Tropical Birding Send this as a postcard Eastern Paradise-Whydah - Eastern Paradise-Whydah, Namibia, Etosha January 2009 © Ian Merrill Full Trip Report Eastern Paradise-Whydah - Showing Records 1 through 2 of 2 Total Records More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Viduidae
Genus : Vidua
Species : paradisaea
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)