The Whydah arrived mid June 2018. We thought it was a big bird, but he is really tiny with a foot long tail. An African finch, he sports this tail during breeding season and then loses it.
The Whydahs are escapees from the bird trade and have established themselves. They don’t build a nest, but lay eggs in the nests of the Munia. This visiting Whydah has a mate. She looks just like him though she has no long tail. She does have a red beak as he does.