Pin-tailed Whydahs, Vidua macroura
Kakamega Forest, Kenya
The males of this species defend large feeding territories to which they hope to attract females in order to mate. These territories are often clustered around suitable feeding sites (areas with short grass), leading to frequent male-male conflicts (as with these two males). This species is a brood parasite: females lay their eggs in the nests of other species of birds and provide no parental care of their own.
(Order Passeriformes, Family Estrildidae)