Purple Indigobird

The Purple Indigobird is a species of bird in the Viduidae family. It is also known as the Dusky Indigobird, a name which can refer to Vidua funerea. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is dry savanna.

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Original source: Male Purple Indigobird (Vidua purpurascens)Uploaded by Richard001
Author: Alan Manson

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

Purple Indigobird - Adult male in breeding plumage Photographer More

Distribution of Purple indigobird 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. More

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. Females that visit males with odd songs are females of the other indigobird species. In one such case, a female Purple Indigobird in the Transvaal was attracted to the male Village Indigobird that mimicked songs of Jameson's Firefinch, just as females of this indigobird normally are attracted to male Purple Indigobirds that mimic Jameson's Firefinch. More

purple indigo kruger national park birds The Purple Indigobird (Latin name Vidua purpurascens) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 865 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 1079 also a picture of the Purple Indigobird on page 1072. The Purple Indigobird belongs to the family of birds classified as Viduidae. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Viduidae
Genus : Vidua
Species : purpurascens
Authority : (Reichenow, 1883)