Passeriformes

Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

HBW 15, p. 198

  • Small passerines with short, stubby bill, breeding males of most species with extensive black in plumage, some also with greatly elongated central tail feathers, females and non-breeding males mostly brownish and streaked.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Open country, from grassland to open woodland.
  • 2 genera, 20 species, 28 taxa.
  • No species threatened; none extinct since 1600.
  • 20
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2 genera, 20 species

188 files covering
2 genera (100%)
12 species (60%)

 

    74 videos covering
1 genus (50%)
8 species (40%)
    105 photographs covering
2 genera (100%)
12 species (60%)
    9 sound recordings covering
1 genus (50%)
4 species (20%)
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