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Quailfinch Indigobird

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Alexander's Indigobird Alternate name
Vidua nigeriae Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Viduidae Family
Tropical (lowland) seasonally wet/flooded grassland, rainforest, moist montanes & agricultural land. Found in:- Cameroon, Gambia, Nigeria & Sudan. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Brood parasite it lays eggs in the nest of the African Quailfinch, It doesn't destroy the host's egg, Clutch
Seeds. Food  
TSN: 563666 World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo By Seth of Rabi June 3, 2008 © all rights reserved          

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Czech: atlásek křepelčí
German: Grünschwanzwitwe
English: Alexander's Indigo Bird, Alexander's Indigobird, Quailfinch Indigobird, Qualifinch Indigobird
Spanish: Viuda de Nigeria, Viuda Nigeriana
Finnish: töpöpeippoleski
French: Combassou d'Astrild-caille, Combassou du Nigéria
Italian: Vedova quaglia
Latin: Hypochera nigeriae, Vidua funerea nigeriae, Vidua nigeria, Vidua nigeriae
Norwegian: Vaktelastrildenke
Slovak: vdovka mokrinová
Swedish: Vaktelastrildänka
Chinese: 鹑雀达雀

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