Pin-tailed Wydah Bird


The Pin-tailed Wydah bird is striking and improbable looking. It is one of my favorites.


This one heads out to forage along the roadside in the Serengeti but I’ve seen them in Dar es Salaam as well.


They have a beautiful rhythmic pulsing flight, no doubt caused by the aerodynamic challenges inherent in carrying such a fabulous tail.


I wish I knew more about them. I’m glad they are fairly common in Tanzania.

5 responses

  1. Truly amazing

    January 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  2. Stunning stuff lately Walter…I don’t know what else to say!

    January 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    • Thank you so much. I’m trying to get back into a rhythm with posting again after finishing a major project. Off to Colusa tomorrow!

      January 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  3. Carin Lyons

    You take the best pictures!

    January 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

  4. The colors, the clarity, and the artist’s eye… wonderful!

    January 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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