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Straw-tailed whydah

Straw-tailed whydah
Adult male
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Viduidae
Genus: Vidua
V. fischeri
Binomial name
Vidua fischeri
(Reichenow, 1882)

The straw-tailed whydah (Vidua fischeri) is a species of bird in the family Viduidae. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. Like all other whydah species, the straw-tailed whydah is a brood parasite.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Vidua fischeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22719977A94654129. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22719977A94654129.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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