Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

Straw-tailed Whydah (Vidua fischeri) - HBW 15, p. 223

French: Veuve de Fischer German: Strohwitwe Spanish: Viuda de Fischer
Other common names: Straw-tailed Widow, Fischer's Whydah

Taxonomy: Linura Fischeri Reichenow, 1882, Useguha, east Tanzania.
This species and V. regia are sometimes placed together in a separate genus Tetraenura; the two have been thought to form a superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme S Sudan (E side of Dongotona Mts, E side of Didinga Mts, Kapoeta and Kenyan border), Ethiopia, Somalia, NE Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania (dry C plateau from Serengeti and Masai steppe S to Tabora, Morogoro and Iringa region).