Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

Steel-blue Whydah (Vidua hypocherina) - HBW 15, p. 220

French: Veuve métallique German: Glanzwitwe 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).

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