Vidua wilsoni

Bar-breasted Indigobird

Subspecies and distribution:

Monotypic - West Africa

Morphology: (Payne 1996)

Plumage - purplish

Bill - white

Legs - purplish

Wing - dark brown


Bar-breasted Firefinch (Lagonosticta rufopicta)

Host song mimicry: (Payne 1973, 1996)

Mimic the warbling song and the “pik” alarm call of the Bar-breasted Firefinch.

Google Earth map: (updated July 2009)

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red: geo-referenced ORNIS record

white: user-generated record

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

Hosted by: Boston University


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