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Old Monday 21st February 2011, 08:04   #1
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Bird seen in Tanzania

I saw this bird at Ngorongoro National Park on December 24, 2009.

It has a white beak, black and brown back, greyish chest, black tail, black feet, and an orange stripe on each wing.

I pored over http://www.tanzaniabirds.net but couldn't find a similar bird.

Any help in identifying this bird would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Monday 21st February 2011, 08:14   #2
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Hello and welcome to Birdforum
Your bird is a Fan-tailed (aka Red-shouldered) Widowbird. It's a male in between breeding and non-breeding plumage.
Here is the male in breeding colours: http://www.birdquest.net/afbid/birds...&af_bs_id=2281
And here it is in non-breeding: http://www.birdquest.net/afbid/birds...&af_bs_id=2281
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Old Monday 21st February 2011, 08:40   #3
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Wow, thanks... that was fast and extremely informative!
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