The Pin-tailed Whydah is type of songbird with a small body size. Its scientific name is Vidua macroura. This bird is mostly found in the southern part of the Sahara Desert.
The Pin-tailed Whydah has a length of approximately 12-13 cm. The tail of the breeding male is about 20 cm it therefore adds 20 cm to the body’s length. The adult male species has a crown and a back that are black in color. The wings are usually brown and have white patches. The head (except the crown) and the under body parts are all white. The bill of these species has a bright red color.
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