Any of several African songbirds of the genus Vidua, the male of which grows long, drooping, predominantly black tail feathers during the breeding season. Also called widow bird .
Origin of whydahProbably alteration of widow (bird)
male pin-tailed whydah
- name for various African, black-and-white weaverbirds with distinctive drooping long tail-feathers on males in mating season, suitable as cage birds
alteration of the first component of widow bird