Monday, September 3, 2012

Pin-tailed Whydah: Huntington Beach, California.

Last year, We visited South Africa and saw many birds as well as the African mammals. We were impressed with the pin-tailed whydah with its long tail.

At the time, we didn't know it but there are several areas in the US where they breed including Huntington Central Park. Their origin is from escaped cage birds who have survived in the wild. We saw a female (with a short tail) as well as the male with its long flowing tail.

Pin-tailed Whydah (male)



Pin-tailed Whydah (male)

Pin-tailed Whydah (female)

7 comments:

  1. I saw this bird today Mail & Female at Huntington Beach Central Park 8/10/2014

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    1. There must be quite a few since I saw a male twice in West Garden Grove. 8/8/16 and the week before.

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  2. Thank you! I live in Santa Ana and just saw one of these in our yard for the first time.and we've lived here for 10 years!

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  3. Just took a picture of this pin-tailed Whydah at our backyard bird feeder in Woodbridge, Irvine. Beautiful long tail

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  4. Just took a picture of this pin-tailed Whydah at our backyard bird feeder in Woodbridge, Irvine. Beautiful long tail

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  5. This must be the one that visits me everyday here in Huntington Beach. Been here for 35 yrs and have never seen one like this.

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