Pin-tailed Whydah.. a feisty little fellow…

Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura)

The Pin-tailed Whydah is 12–13 cm in length, although the breeding male’s tail adds another 20 cm to this.

The male Pin-tailed Whydah is territorial, and one male often has several females in his small group. He has an elaborate courtship flight display, which includes hovering over the female to display his tail.

This little fellow was very ambitious, and I watched him hover over many different specie of bird at the feeders. He was trying his best to interest birds three times his size… Men are all the same…