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Euplectes progne delamerei | by meeralee
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Euplectes progne delamerei

These had red and white epaulettes that reminded me of red winged blackbirds, and tremendously long tail feathers which surprised me as I pulled the drawer out. They were magnificent. I think these specimens were collected somewhere in East Africa.

 

They have the common name "Long Tailed Widowbird."

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Taken on July 16, 2009