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The long-tailed paradise whydah or eastern paradise whydah (Vidua paradisaea) is a small brown sparrow-like bird of Eastern Africa, from eastern South Sudan to southern Angola. During the breeding season the male moults into breeding plumage that consists of a black head and back, rusty brown breast, bright yellow nape, and buffy white abdomen with broad, elongated black tail feathers up to 36 cm long (approximately three times the length of its body). Males and females are almost indistinguishable outside of the breeding season.

Taken at the Bellagio Casino Conservatory.

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  • Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 0 N: 6674] (36343)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-08
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.3, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-01-24 8:00
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