Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

Exclamatory Paradise-whydah (Vidua interjecta) - HBW 15, p. 222

French: Veuve nigériane German: Langschwanzwitwe 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).

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