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EASTEN PARADISE WHYDAH - Vidua paradisaea

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

Artist's Description

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Captured: Groenland Sfari’s, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA
GEWONE PARADYSVINK
2012/10/18
Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 400mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/2000 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Common resident. Distinctive plumage of breeding male differs in tapering tailfeathers; transitional plumage from the Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah. Small flocks mainly in thotnveld. Breeding male has a display flight in which the two short tail feathers are held erect, also hovers over females in slo, bobbing flight causing the tail to undulate. 12-38cm

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