The Pin-tailed Whydah is a tiny bird, 4" (10cm) bird, found in most parts of Kenya, except the driest areas.

The male completely transforms from a drab-looking brown bird, into a 12" (31cm) long black and white bird, with flowing tail, during the breeding season.

The Whydah is a brood parasite on Waxbills - they lay their eggs in Waxbill nests.

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:bird, kenya, pin-tailed whydah, whydah, wildlife

Male Pin-tailed Whydah Eating Grass Seed

Male Pin-tailed Whydah Eating Grass Seed

Pin-tailed Whydah ~ with Breeding Plumage

Pin-tailed Whydah ~ with Breeding Plumage

Pin-tailed Whydah ~ Male Displaying

Male Pin-tailed Whydah, breeding plumage, displaying to female.