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Old Tuesday 28th May 2019, 15:36   #1
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Could someone please confirm whether this is a Long-tailed Widowbird non-breeding male? Not a very sharp picture but that's all I have.
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Old Tuesday 28th May 2019, 15:52   #2
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Could someone please confirm whether this is a Long-tailed Widowbird non-breeding male? Not a very sharp picture but that's all I have.
In which country did you take that photo ? It is rather a breeding male with a worn plumage.
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At the Nairobi National Park, Kenya taken 2 days ago. The distinctive red shoulder epaulets are missing, hence wondering whether this is how the male looks when not breeding. One website put the breeding season in Kenya to be Nov-Dec for the delamerei subspecies.
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Also, none of the other individuals I saw had the shoulder epaults.
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Also, none of the other individuals I saw had the shoulder epaults.
Did you consider Jackson's Widowbird ?
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Yeah. Most likely Jackson's. Thanks for the lead.
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