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Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah | by Frode Falkenberg
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Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah

Male Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah Vidua paradisaea in breeding plumage near Kasungu in Central Malawi, February 2017. This spectacular species is a brood parasite on the smaller finch Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba, but the parasitism does not seem to do much harm to the breeding success of the hosts.

 

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Taken on February 23, 2017