Exclamatory Paradise-whydah (Vidua interjecta) - HBW 15, p. 222
French: Veuve nigériane
Spanish: Viuda Chillona
Other common names: Long-tailed Paradise Whydah(!), Nigeria Paradise Whydah/Widow, Uelle Paradise Whydah/Widow
Taxonomy: Steganura paradisea interjecta Grote, 1922, between Nola and Mbaika, Central African Republic.
Formerly considered conspecific with V. paradisaea, V. obtusa, V. orientalis and V. togoensis, and all sometimes placed in a separate genus Steganura. Recent molecular-genetic data indicate that it is sister to V. orientalis and V. togoensis. At least two intermediates between present species and V. orientalis are known (from SE Sudan and Central African Republic). Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegal (Casamance), Gambia and S Mali S to Guinea and Ivory Coast, E to S Niger, Nigeria, N & C Cameroon, S Chad, Central African Republic, S Sudan, NE DRCongo (Uele), and W & C Ethiopia (Borraga-Kokolata, Baro-Bonga fork, Gambela, Bahar Dar).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
drinking water in breeding plumage Locality Bansang, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 28 December 2011 3 years ago 12 sec 4.1
Male in breeding plumage perched in a tree near the old Gibe River bridge, then flying away Locality Gibe Gorge, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ian Hempstead 28 October 2013 1 year ago 17 sec 4
male and female Locality Bansang, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 28 December 2011 3 years ago 34 sec 3.9
A male bird perched. Locality Wassu, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 8 November 2014 33 weeks ago 21 sec 3.8
Locality River Gambia National Park, Central River Division, The Gambia
Patrick Floré 27 November 2010 1 year ago 4.1
Male in breeding plumage.
Locality Gibe Gorge, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 26 November 2012 2 years ago 3.5
Male in breeding plumage perched
Locality Bansang, Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 22 January 2006 4 years ago 3
Adult male in breeding plumage.
Locality Parrot Park (NOP), Veldhoven, North Brabant Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 12 December 2011 3 years ago 2.8
in top of bush
Locality Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast
Jacob Wijpkema 25 December 2000 30 weeks ago 2.5
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