Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.
(Vidua paradisaea)

FUN FACT

The Paradise Whydah is a brood parasite to the Melba Finch.

Distribution

East Sudan to south Angola.

Habitat

Dry, open acacia scrub.

Diet

Seeds and occasional insects.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Paradise Whydah in our Grasslands exhibit.