Vidua nigeriae

Quail-finch Indigobird

Subspecies and distribution:

Monotypic - West Africa

Morphology: (Payne 1996)

Plumage - blue to green

Bill - white

Legs - pale purple

Wing - brown


Quail-Firefinch (Ortygospiza aricollis)

Host song mimicry: (Payne 1973, 1996)

Mimic the “click clack cloik” song of the Quail-finch.

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Fry, C. H. and Keith, S. (Eds). 2004. The Birds of Africa. Vol VII. Christopher Helm, London.

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