Huntington Beach Central Park - Michael Boughey
Male Pin-tailed Whydah foraging on the lawn.

Male Pin-tailed Whydah foraging on the lawn.

The long tail is part of the breeding plumage of the males of this species. Pin-tail Whydahs are nest parasites of other estrildid finches. In this park they probably of parasitizing the Scaly-breasted Munia and North Red Bishops. All three are introduced species.

ForagingHuntington Beach Cenral ParkLawnMalePintailed Wydah