Steel-blue Whydah (Vidua hypocherina) - HBW 15, p. 220
French: Veuve métallique
Spanish: Viuda Metálica
Other common names: Steel-blue Widow
Taxonomy: Vidua hypocherina J. Verreaux and É. Verreaux, 1856, coast of West Africa; error = East Africa.
Distribution: S Sudan (S of 5° N and E of R Nile), NE Uganda, Ethiopia, NW & S Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania (dry C plateau from E Rift Valley S to Tabora, Morogoro, Mikumi and Usangu Flats in Mbeya region, and Iringa).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
male perched in treetop with full tail blowing in the wind, two females perched close by Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 2 November 2010 4 years ago 19 sec 4.5
A male perched and a female next to it, behind a branch Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 7 December 2007 7 years ago 27 sec 3.7
An adult male portrait. Not common.
raniero massoli-novelli 1 December 1990 4 years ago 4.1
A moulting male foraging on the ground.
Locality Soda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 30 January 2009 2 years ago 4
A rare bird, a male with... a too long tail.
raniero massoli-novelli 1 December 1990 5 years ago 3.8
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Guy Poisson 9 February 2010 4 years ago 2.8
In an acacia.
Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 11 November 2011 3 years ago 2.7
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