|Paradise Whydah (image copyright Disney)|
|bronze mannikin (image copyright Disney)|
There are two new kinds of whydahs: the pintail and the paradise. The males in all kinds of whydahs have long tails during the breeding season. They use these in courtship dances to try to impress the females, not unlike how the weaver birds use their nest building skills as chick magnets. Neither of these 2 species are endangered.
|cut-throat finch (image copyright Disney)|
None of these beautiful birds are endangered thankfully. And these additional 5 species brings the total in the exhibit to 29 different types of bird. Plus, Disney has said additional species will be added in the coming months.
By Safari Mike