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BirdPix:   13873
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2930DD
Observer:   Jackson Mike; Linda Jackson
Date of record:   2015-01-11
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   Have been waiting to capture image of a suspected golden-breasted bunting we saw some weeks ago. This bird came down to eat seed in our garden with the finches and sparrows. The rose coloured beak and grey legs of this bird have totally thrown me as to an ID! quelea?wydah?waxbill?finch?
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:19:50
Sp. code:   846
Species name:   Vidua macroura
Common name:   Pin-tailed Whydah -- Koningrooibekkie
Family:   Viduidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Unknown seed-eater
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 13873 - photo: 1
VM-number: 13873 - photo: 2
VM-number: 13873 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   Image 1 has a Pin-tailed Whydah to LHS, Southern Grey-headed Sparrow centre and Bronze Mannikin RHS. Images 2 and 3 are a Pin-tailed Whydah: for this time of the year, most likely an immature male.
Date:   2015-01-12 07:58:22
Species name:   Vidua macroura -- Pin-tailed Whydah; Koningrooibekkie
Species code:   846

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