Vidua regia   Shaft-tailed Whydah  Pylstertrooibekkie
Shaft-tailed Whydah
Hermanusdoorns, Dec 2016

A breeding resident. Fairly common in the surrounding thorn savanna but uncommon and localised in the Waterberg, occurring mostly on the fringes and in pockets of thornveld (16% in, 84% out; recorded in 15% of the Waterberg pentads); in summer males are conspicuous but in winter this species goes largely undetected. Breeds in late summer parasitising the Violet-eared Waxbill.
Distribution of Shaft-tailed Whydah, Waterberg

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