Variable Indigobird

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Variable Indigobird

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Dusky Indigobird Alternate name
Vidua funerea Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Viduidae Family
11-12 cm Length
Tropcal moist savanna.found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Brood parasite, the host species is the African Firefinch. Clutch
Seeds & insects. Food  
Feeds in mixed flocks Habits
8695 World Number
Least concern Status

  Photo By ruslou October 29, 2009 all rights reserved Male

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Variable Indigobird Jeff DaCosta S10.52877 E35.35760, ca. 16km NW of Peramiho, Ruvuma Region Tanzania song & mimicry (B) XC41892

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