Pintail Whydah

March 4, 2011 by  
Filed under All Posts, Pet Birds

Pintail WhydahPintail Whydah
Vidua macroura

"Though I am quite beautiful, I prefer to be kept by myself!"

These are fine birds to enjoy for their antics and the splendid breeding plumage of the male.

The Pintail Whydah is one of the most common forms of Whydah available.

“Whydah” is the name of a town in Nigeria where these birds are common. Pintail Whydahs are also called “Widow Birds” due to the long tail the male has during the breeding season. During this time It is twice the length of his body and often black. In the wild, when the males are not in their wonderful breeding plumage, they are surprisingly inconspicuous… Read More

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