Pin-tailed Whydah mid-air dance in slow motion

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The Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura) of South Africa’s Sahara Desert has been sighted in Singapore on and off since 2008. It is believed to be an escapee.

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There are a number of earlier posts of the male’s courtship dance – HERE, HERE and HERE.

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However, Jeremiah Loei’s 2015 slow motion video clip showing the male Pin-tailed Whydah in its beautiful courtship dance in front of the female is too attention grabbing not to have it posted again.

The elaborate black tail feathers are only seen during the breeding season. Outside the breeding season these tail feathers are shed.

Jeremiah Loei
16th December 2018

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.


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