Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Red-collared Widowbird



Two males of Red-collared Widowbirds in Northern Ethiopia. They belong to the subspecies Euplectes ardens laticauda that is endemic in Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Red-collared Widowbird

Red-collared Widowbird Ethiopia

 Shared with Tinas Wordless Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday and Naturenotes.

16 comments:

  1. They're beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Love the red and black combination and their tails are beautiful when they are fanned out.

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  3. Nice-looking birds, which I never heard of, and lovely photos!
    Thanks for your comment, Christian!
    Greetings Pia

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  4. Oh my gush these birds are beautiful. The first one has a very pretty tail and they both have nice colors too.

    Inviting you to join Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  5. I can see why they are called widowbirds, they are very interesting looking.

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  6. Congratulations, wonderful birds, I like these beautiful photos, great colors!

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  7. Super cool looking birds! Can't believe how long their tails are...

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  8. Wow, beautiful birds and your photos are awesome. Great sighting.

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  9. Great photos of beautiful birds.

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  10. Pretty birds, love that last shot.

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  11. Beautiful and exotic (to me)! I wonder how it got that name?

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