Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

Togo Paradise-whydah (Vidua togoensis) - HBW 15, p. 223

French: Veuve du Togo German: Togowitwe Spanish: Viuda Togolesa
Other common names: Togo Paradise Widow

Taxonomy: Steganura paradisea togoensis Grote, 1923, Kete, Ghana.
Formerly considered conspecific with V. paradisaea, V. obtusa, V. orientalis and V. interjecta, and all sometimes placed in a separate genus Steganura. Recent molecular-genetic data indicate that present species is sister to V. orientalis and V. interjecta. Monotypic.

Distribution: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Togo.

  • Least Concern
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