Nonnatives - Pin-tailed Whydah

Pin-tailed Whydah - Vidua macroura

 

 Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1980's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to sub-Saharan Africa.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade     Not reported breeding Date unknown.
Monroe 1996 Not reported breeding  
Volusia 1994 Not reported breeding  

References

Pranty, B. 1995a. Field observations [fall report: August-November 1994]. Florida Field Naturalist 23:44-56.

Pranty, B. 1997a. Field observations [spring report: March to May 1997]. Florida Field Naturalist 25:148-158.

Pranty, B. 2000a. Field observations [winter report: December 1999 to February 2000]. Florida Field Naturalist 28:127-137.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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