from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Vidua, the male of which grows long, drooping, predominantly black tail feathers during the breeding season. Also called widow bird.
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- n. name for various African, black-and-white weaverbirds with distinctive drooping long tail-feathers on males in mating season, suitable as cage birds
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See whidah, whidahbird.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. mostly black African weaverbird
The Whydah Sea Lab and Learning Center (whydah. com) houses treasures recovered by explorer Barry Clifford from the wreckage of Capt.
This bad habit is known of the Old World cuckoos, the American cow - birds, the South American rice grackle (_Cassidix_), and suspected in the pin-tail whydah (_Vidua serena_).
The young whydah birds crouch closely together at night for heat.