Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

Wilson's Indigobird (Vidua wilsoni) - HBW 15, p. 228

French: Combassou de Wilson German: Wilsonwitwe Spanish: Viuda de Wilson
Other common names: Bar-breasted Firefinch Indigobird, Wilson's Widowfinch; Pale-winged Indigobird (when treated as conspecific with V. nigeriae, V. larvaticola and V. camerunensis)

Taxonomy: Hypochera wilsoni E. J. O. Hartert, 1901, Yelwa, in Borgu, middle Niger River, Nigeria.
Formerly considered a race of V. chalybeata; often treated as conspecific with V. nigeriae, V. larvaticola and V. camerunensis; has been regarded as a race of V. funerea, but differs from that species in size, plumage and song mimicry. Proposed taxon lorenzi (described from Nigeria) is considered a synonym of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, S Mali, Guinea, N Ivory Coast, S Burkina Faso and Ghana E to Nigeria, Cameroon, S Chad, Central African Republic, S Sudan (Nimule, Rimo, Sheikh Tombe, Torit), NE DRCongo (Uele), and W Ethiopia (Gambela).

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