The Straw-Tailed Whydah (Vidua fischeri) is an east African bird in the Viduidae family.
The Straw-Tailed Whydah is mostly black with a sandy-buff coloured forehead and crown. It has four long, thin, straw-coloured central tail feathers. Its beak and feet are pink-red.
It grows to about 28 centimetres (11 inches) tall.
The Straw-Tailed Whydah is found in east African countries, such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. It prefers natural dry savanna’s and grasslands.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM