Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

Green Indigobird (Vidua codringtoni) - HBW 15, p. 231

French: Combassou de Codrington German: Sambesiwitwe Spanish: Viuda Verdosa
Other common names: Green Widowfinch, Peters's Twinspot Indigobird, (Southern) Twinspot Indigobird, Luangwa/Zambezi/Codrington's Indigobird

Taxonomy: Hypochera codringtoni Neave, 1907, Molilo's, near Petauke, Zambia.
Formerly considered a race of V. chalybeata; has been treated as conspecific with V. funerea, but throughout its range breeds sympatrically with latter, and the two parasitize different host species. Described taxon V. funerea lusituensis (from R Lusitu, in E Zimbabwe) is a synonym of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: S & SE Tanzania, S Zambia, W & S Malawi, W & E Zimbabwe, and NE South Africa (N KwaZulu-Natal).

  • Least Concern
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