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Green Indigobird - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Zambezi Indigobird, Peter's Twinspot Indigobird

Vidua codringtoni


10–11 cm
Breeding male

  • Blue or green gloss to black plumage
  • White flank spot (usually concealed)
  • Black tail


Western and Eastern Africa: found locally in Zambia, south-western Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe


This is a monotypic species[1].

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Variable Indigobird by some authors[2]

Subspecies lusituensis is not generally recognised[2].


Dense woodland thickets.



Ground feeders; their main diet consists of small seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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