Dusky indigobird

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The name dusky indigobird can also refer to Vidua purpurascens.
Dusky indigobird
Male Variable Indigobird (Vidua funerea).jpg
A male photographed in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Viduidae
Genus: Vidua
Species: V. funerea
Binomial name
Vidua funerea
(Tarragon, 1847)

The black widowfinch, dusky indigobird or variable indigobird (Vidua funerea) is a species of bird in the family Viduidae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is moist savanna.

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