Song mimicry and species associations of west African indigobirds Vidua with Quail-finch Ortygospiza atricollis, Goldbreast Amandava subflava and Brown Twinspot Clytospiza monteiri

@inproceedings{Twinspot2007SongMA,
  title={Song mimicry and species associations of west African indigobirds Vidua with Quail-finch Ortygospiza atricollis, Goldbreast Amandava subflava and Brown Twinspot Clytospiza monteiri},
  author={Brown Twinspot and Cl'ospiza montein},
  year={2007}
}
  • Brown Twinspot, Cl'ospiza montein
  • Published 2007
The brood-parasitic indigobirds Vidua spp. mimic the songs of their foster species, which for many species of indigobirds are Lagonosticta firefinches. We report additional associations of indigobirds with estrildid finches in west Africa. Quail-finch Indigobirds Vidua nigeriae in northern Cameroon mimic the songs of Quail-finch Ortygospiza atricollis. Goldbreast Indigobirds Vidua raricola in Cameroon and Sierra Leone mimic the songs of Goldbreast Amandava subjlava. Both indigobirds are… CONTINUE READING

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