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What is an indigobird?

What is an indigobird? Here are some definitions.

  1. Any of various African passerine birds of the family Viduidae
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Soug discrimination suggests premating isolation among sympatric indigobird species and host races.
Her daughter, genetically an indigobird, imprinted on her Melba Finch foster parents and then mated with a male paradise whydah mimicking Melba Finch song.
In the first, a female paradise whydah mates with a male indigobird, then lays an egg in a nest of her usual host, Melba Finch.
In the next generation, her daughter is genetically an indigobird but imprints on her Melba Finch foster parents and learns their songs.
A study in 1964 proposed that when a host species such as a firefinch splits, the corresponding indigobird species splits, too.

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