Long-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes progne)

Do you remember my post about this bird getting dressed for sex… here’s a link if you missed it… I said I was going to try and capture its flight pattern when it shows off its plumage… well today Linda and I went out and tried .. this is what we got, and we will get better but just thought I’d share a few… little blurred, the wind was howling today…

BUT THE BIRDS SEEMED TO BE SAYING “LOOK AT ME LADIES, AREN’T I PRETTY ???”

REMEMBER ME!!!!!!

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WELL HERE’S A FEW OF ME FLYING WITH THE LONG THING ATTACHED TO MY END… BUT THE LADIES DO LOVE IT….

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40 thoughts on “Long-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes progne)

    • Thanks Gina… it certainly doesn’t make it easier capturing this bird… alls okay whilst he flies up wind… but then he turns down wind and is gone.. and he does this so often… half my shots were blank…”Where’d he go??” being asked often..

    • You would know how difficult it is to capture one of these… fine when you don’t have your camera.. on the highways they seem to float for you… get your camera out and the are all over the place…

  1. What a remarkable bird … so small and with that stunning tail – dressed for sex … that sounds good to me. Will only get a pair of high heels on. *laughing. Fantastic photo again.Love the second from the top – where it’s flying.

  2. I saw these often in the 1980’s and haven’t seen one since, often wondered what they are called. Thank you for bringing back good memories and solving the mystery 🙂

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